• Psychology
  • Published 2004

Attitudes regarding Interpersonal Relationships with Persons with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation

@inproceedings{Gordon2004AttitudesRI,
  title={Attitudes regarding Interpersonal Relationships with Persons with Mental Illness and Mental Retardation},
  author={Phyllis A. Gordon and Jennifer Chiriboga Tantillo and David Feldman and Kristin M. Perrone},
  year={2004}
}
Historically, persons with disabilities have been confronted with not only the physical and mental impediments of their disability, but also with the accompanying social stigma and negative social attitudes. A persistent negative attitude and social rejection of people with disabilities is evident throughout history and across cultures. Ancient Roman and Greek cultures viewed persons with physical disabilities as burdens on society and as less than human (Rubin & Roessler, 1995). People with… CONTINUE READING

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