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Summer Research Project focuses on mental health stigma

July 19, 2011
Caroline Mann worked with students to collect and analyze data

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Caroline Mann, who was a visiting professor of psychology during the 2010-2011 academic year, worked with students to develop a method of detecting prejudice against the mentally ill even when people will not admit to the negative feelings.

She adapted a method that uses a computerized survey to detect a person’s “gut feelings” toward people of different races. In the spring semester, a student helped Mann develop a program that would administer the survey and test for mental illness stigma. During the College’s Summer Research Program, she worked with Julie Dihn Doan ’14 to analyze the data collected from the spring research.

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