ISSN 1671-3710
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›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (3): 384-393.

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A Review on Implicit Stigma of Mental Illness

WANG Xiao-Gang;YIN Tian-Zi;HUANG Xi-Ting   

  1. (1 School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
    (2 Sichuan Judicial and Police Officers Professional College, Deyang 618000, China)
  • Received:2011-07-14 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-03-15 Published:2012-03-15
  • Contact: HUANG Xi-Ting

Abstract: Implicit stigma of mental illness (ISMI) is hard to introspectively and accurately indentified traces about mental illness. It unconsciously regulates the individual’s view and reaction of mentally ill persons. The typical measurements of ISMI include Implicit Association Test, Brief Implicit Association Test, Priming Task, and Psychophysiological Evaluation. Current ISMI research has focused on content of implicit stigma, public implicit-stigma, self implicit-stigma, and anti-stigma assessment. We believe that future studies should focus on ISMI as a psychological construct and its related factors, its neural mechanisms, and use of multiple assessments of ISMI. We further argue that the topic needs to be investigated from indigenous point of view.

Key words: implicit stigma, explicit stigma, mental illness, implicit association test