Implicit Bias and Accountability Systems: What Must Organizations Do to Prevent Discrimination?
P.E. Tetlock, G. Mitchell (2009). Research in Organizational Behavior, 29: 3–38.
The authors explored various conflicting ways of reducing bias and discrimination, and concluded that to overcome the debates between methodologies, collaborations between adversaries on research designs with the potential to induce both sides to change their minds. Read article here.
Stuart, Heather (2003). World Psychiatry; 2(2): 121–124.
The researcher asked three questions about people who have a mental illness and violence: Are the mentally ill violent? Are they more likely to be victims of violence? Is the public at risk? The research findings demonstrate that having a mental illness is not a determinant of violence, but that the public exaggerate both propensity for violence and their risk. The research also shows that people who have a mental illness are more likely to be victims of violence.
The author also identifies risk factors related to substance abuse and violence, and advocates for early identification and treatment of substance abuse. Read article here.
Family members of people with alcohol, drug, or mental health conditions experience higher levels of embarrassment compared to family members of people with general medical conditions. This research suggests that interventions addressing stigma experienced by family members with alcohol, drug or mental health conditions may be needed to overcome obstacles for early intervention and treatment. Read abstract here.
The stigma of alcohol dependence compared with other mental disorders: a review of population studies.
Schomerus, G., Lucht, M., Holzinger, A., Matschinger, H., Carta, M. G., & Angermeyer, M. C. (2011). Alcohol and Alcoholism, 46(2), 105-112.
Alcoholism is a particularly severely stigmatized mental disorder. Cultural differences are likely, but under-researched. Possible reasons for the differences between the stigma of alcoholism and of other mental diseases and the consequences for targeted anti-stigma initiatives are explored. Read article here.
Stigma and treatment for alcohol disorders in the United States.
Keyes, K. M., Hatzenbuehler, M. L., McLaughlin, K. A., Link, B., Olfson, M., Grant, B. F., & Hasin, D. (2010). American journal of epidemiology, 172(12), 1364-1372.
A link between highly stigmatized views of alcoholism and a lack of services suggests that stigma reduction should be integrated into public health efforts to promote alcohol treatment. Read article here.