College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP)
Dr. Jerzy Karylowski
Dr. Carl Hindy
Dr. Linda Foley
Attitudes of male and female subjects toward a prospective social group member who did/did not have a history of mental illness were investigated. The cognitive, behavioral and affective components of subjects' attitudes were measured. Results from the cognitive measure indicated that: 1) Subjects in the experimental condition perceived the confederate less positively on personal characteristics indicative of moral character. 2) Male subjects perceived the confederate as more dependable when she had a history of mental illness, while female subjects perceived her as less dependable when she disclosed history of mental illness. On the behavioral and affective component measures, there were no significant differences between the groups.
Walburn, Kathryn H., "Males' and Females' Attitudes Toward a Prospective Social Group Member with a History of Mental Illness" (1986). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 656.