Being and feeling unique: statistical deviance and psychological marginality.

  title={Being and feeling unique: statistical deviance and psychological marginality.},
  author={D E Frable},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  volume={61 1},
  • D E Frable
  • Published 1993 in Journal of personality
Two studies tested the hypothesis that people with culturally stigmatized and concealable conditions (e.g., gays, epileptics, juvenile delinquents, and incest victims) would be more likely to feel unique than people with culturally valued or conspicuous conditions (e.g., the physically attractive, the intellectually gifted, the obese, and the facially scarred). In Study 1, culturally stigmatized individuals with concealable conditions were least likely to perceive consensus between their… CONTINUE READING

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