Finlay, W.M.L. and Rutland, A. and Shotton, J. (2003) 'They were brilliant, I don’t know what I would’ve done if they hadn’t been there': The group concept problem revisited. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 13 (4). pp. 300-313. ISSN 1052-9284.
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Abstract: This article concerns the group concept problem in people labelled as having learning disabilities, described in a series of papers by Gibbons and colleagues (Gibbons, 1981, 1985a, 1985b; Gibbons Gibbons, 1980; Gibbons & Kassin, 1982). We argue that the interpretations of these studies are questionable, and alternative explanations for the patterns of results found are possible. Examples from a study in which people with the label talked about particular others who also have the label are presented. In these examples, the category was not represented as homogeneous, relationships with others were valued, and a desire for distance was only found when participants talked about people who behaved aggressively. The findings are discussed with reference to the social model of disability.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||learning disabilities; mental retardation; group concept problem; stigma; social identity; group evaluations; social model of disability|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Ros Beeching|
|Date Deposited:||01 Sep 2008 04:38|
|Last Modified:||15 Nov 2011 14:09|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4255 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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