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ERIC Number: EJ1004917
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Teaching Abnormal Psychology to Improve Attitudes toward Mental Illness and Help-Seeking
Kendra, Matthew S.; Cattaneo, Lauren B.; Mohr, Jonathan J.
Teaching of Psychology, v39 n1 p57-61 Jan 2012
Abnormal psychology instructors often use traditional and personal methods to educate students about and improve student attitudes toward mental illness and professional help-seeking. Data from abnormal psychology students (N = 190) were used to determine if and how students' attitudes toward mental illness and professional help-seeking attitudes change over time. The study also examined whether stigma-related variables were influenced by student presentations about personal experiences with mental illness. With few exceptions, stigma-related variables did not change over time or in relation to student presentations. Implications for research and teaching to improve attitudes toward mental illness and professional help-seeking are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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