ERIC Number: EJ308386
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
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Clinical Responses to Psychopathology of Mentally Retarded Persons.
Alford, Joe D.; Locke, Bill J.
American Journal of Mental Deficiency, v89 n2 p195-97 Sep 1984
Effects of "mentally retarded" on clinical judgement of 372 psychologists were examined. Results revealed that the label resulted in ratings of less severity of psychopathology, first treatment choices more behavioral in nature, and attributions of greater importance to the client's level of intellectual functioning in the assessment process. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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