The psychological implications of concealing a stigma: a cognitive-affective-behavioral model.

  title={The psychological implications of concealing a stigma: a cognitive-affective-behavioral model.},
  author={John E. Pachankis},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={133 2},
  • J. Pachankis
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Many assume that individuals with a hidden stigma escape the difficulties faced by individuals with a visible stigma. However, recent research has shown that individuals with a concealable stigma also face considerable stressors and psychological challenges. The ambiguity of social situations combined with the threat of potential discovery makes possessing a concealable stigma a difficult predicament for many individuals. The increasing amount of research on concealable stigmas necessitates a… 

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