ERIC Number: EJ377635
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Perceptions of Mental Retardation and Mental Illness.
Caruso, David R.; Hodapp, Robert M.
American Journal of Mental Retardation, v93 n2 p118-24 Sep 1988
Open-ended questions of college students (N=60) indicated students clearly differentiated between the mentally retarded and mentally ill. Mental retardation was characterized by physical stigmata, brain damage, developmental delays, and cognitive deficits; mental illness by emotional lability due to environmental, hereditary, or mixed factors. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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