Putting the person back into psychopathology: an intervention to reduce mental illness stigma in the classroom

@article{CarolineEMann2008PuttingTP,
  title={Putting the person back into psychopathology: an intervention to reduce mental illness stigma in the classroom},
  author={BA CarolineE.Mann and Melissa J. Himelein},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={545-551}
}
This research aims to compare the effectiveness of two methods of teaching psychopathology in reducing stigma toward mental illness. Based on previous stigma research, a first-person, narrative approach was contrasted with traditional, diagnosis-centered education. Participants consisted of 53 undergraduates at a small, public university enrolled in two introductory psychology classes. During six hours of class time focused on psychopathology, one class received the experimental pedagogy while… CONTINUE READING