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Using group-based interaction to change stereotypes about people with mental disorders

Gee, Alison; Khalaf, Amaly; McGarty, Craig

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A large body of research has examined intervention methods designed to improve attitudes towards people with mental disorders, in particular education, contact and protest. After a short review of these interventions, this paper provides a brief introduction to a new intervention that involves group-based discussion to strengthen commitment to the aims of the mental health advocacy movement. Research to date demonstrates it produces significant and lasting positive change in attitudes and...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGee, Alison
dc.contributor.authorKhalaf, Amaly
dc.contributor.authorMcGarty, Craig
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:54:32Z
dc.identifier.issn0005-0067
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/28247
dc.description.abstractA large body of research has examined intervention methods designed to improve attitudes towards people with mental disorders, in particular education, contact and protest. After a short review of these interventions, this paper provides a brief introduction to a new intervention that involves group-based discussion to strengthen commitment to the aims of the mental health advocacy movement. Research to date demonstrates it produces significant and lasting positive change in attitudes and willingness to participate in future action to promote the aims. Ongoing research examines the required conditions for the intervention and explores its potential to develop a cooperative community in which more members of the community, professionals and people with mental disorders work together to achieve common goals in reducing stigma.
dc.publisherAustralian Psychological Society
dc.sourceAustralian Psychologist
dc.titleUsing group-based interaction to change stereotypes about people with mental disorders
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume42
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor170113 - Social and Community Psychology
local.identifier.ariespublicationU9312950xPUB56
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGee, Alison, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationKhalaf, Amaly, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationMcGarty, Craig, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue2
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage98
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage105
local.identifier.doi10.1080/00050060701280581
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T12:51:38Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-34247618261
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