The labelling of schizophrenics by professionals and lay-persons.

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Videotaped interviews of individuals said to be attending a mental health centre were rated by 30 trainee social workers and by 30 students unconnected with mental health. Interviewees were labelled as 'schizophrenic', 'normal' and 'undiagnosed' in a randomly rotated manner. Students rated schizophrenics as more deviant on various measures of social skill… (More)

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