Does the label of mental illness affect perceptions of art and artist?

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dc.contributor.advisor Perkins, David V. en_US Richardson, Amy J. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:57Z 2011-06-03T19:38:57Z 2000 en_US 2000
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2000 .R53 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the effect of diagnostic label (schizophrenia, depression, diabetes, or amateur) on perceptions of an artist as measured by social distance, perceptions of aggressiveness, artwork favorability, and monetary value (of artwork). Previous contact with a person hospitalized for mental illness was assessed to determine its moderating effects. Participants were 165 undergraduate students (118 female, 47 male). Results found a significant main effect for label on perceptions of aggressiveness, but not on social distance, artwork favorability, or monetary value. Although artwork was evaluated favorably regardless of label, the label of schizophrenia increased perceptions of aggressiveness, but showed suggestive effects on social distance and artwork favorability. The overall findings suggest a complex relationship between the label of mental illness, previous contact, and the relative sensitivity of perceptions of aggressiveness and social distance to these effects.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent iv, 53 leaves : col. ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art and mental illness. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Artists -- Mental health -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Artists -- Psychology -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.title Does the label of mental illness affect perceptions of art and artist? en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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