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2009 | 40 | 4 | 96-102
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The Efficacy of Three Interventions Modifying Stereotypes and Prejudice Towards People with Schizophrenia

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Little is known about the efficacy of various interventions aimed at fighting stereotypes and prejudice towards people with schizophrenia. This study evaluated the efficacy of three interventions: film, meeting a person with schizophrenia, and educational presentation, in reducing stereotypes and prejudice towards people with schizophrenia. Three groups of students were assessed by the Stereotypes and Prejudice Questionnaire before, directly after, and one month after the intervention. A reduction in both stereotypes and prejudice was observed following the educational presentation, and a further decrease in the unfavorable attitudes was observed a month later. Watching the film was found effective in reducing prejudice, however it did not lower stereotypes. Meeting a person suffering from schizophrenia was found to minimize stereotypes but its effects on prejudice were relatively insignificant and temporary. The findings from this study showed that various types of intervention had diverse effects in reducing stereotypes and prejudice.
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40
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4
Pages
96-102
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Contributors
  • Karolina Walachowska, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawla II, Kolegium Miedzywydzialowych Indywidualnych Studiów Humanistycznych, al. Raclawickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland
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10PLAAAA075416
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