Effect of a negative stereotype on nurses' attitudes toward an alcoholic patient.

Wallston KA, Wallston BS, DeVellis BM
J Stud Alcohol. 1976 37 (5): 659-65

PMID: 966775

Nurses' impressions of a hypothetical patient, labeled an alcoholic, were strongly influenced by their negative stereotypic views of alcoholics. Nurses responded more favorably to the same "patient" when he was not labeled an alcoholic even though the behavior of the patient was held constant.

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Alcoholism Attitude of Health Personnel Female Humans Male Nurse-Patient Relations Nurses Personality Stereotyped Behavior Stomach Ulcer

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