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ERIC Number: ED136179
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Attitudes Toward the Psychologically Disabled, Physically Disabled, and Nondisabled.
Murray, Carol A.; and Others
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes on nondisabled persons toward physically disabled, psychologically disabled and nondisabled persons. The type of impairment, physical, psychological or normal, degree of impairment, mild, severe, sex of stimulus person male, female and the sex of the subjects were the independent variables. The subjects consisted of 200 psychological students from Kent State University, Ashtabula Regional Campus. Each S viewed one of the 10 video tape conditions depicting either a male stimulus person or a female stimulus person displaying a physical disability, a psychological disability or no disability. The results indicated a strong rejection effect toward persons with psychological disabilities and a sympathy effect toward persons with a physical disability. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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