Stigma Psychology Research Topics

Research Area/ Research Interest: Stigma Psychology

Research Paper Topics for Masters and Ph.D. Thesis and publication.

  1. The social psychology of stigma
  2. Lessons from social psychology on discrediting psychiatric stigma.
  3. Sexual orientation differences as deficits: Science and stigma in the history of American psychology
  4. Lessons from social psychology on discrediting psychiatric stigma.
  5. Social psychology of the stigma of mental illness: Public and self-stigma models.
  6. Understanding stigma.
  7. Sources of stigma: Analyzing the psychology of affirmative action
  8. Can stigma explain large property value losses? The psychology and economics of Superfund
  9. Stigma: Introduction and overview.
  10. Social stigma and the self: Meanings, situations, and self-esteem.
  11. Using celebrities in abnormal psychology as teaching tools to decrease stigma and increase help-seeking
  12. Managing stigma effectively: what social psychology and social neuroscience can teach us
  13.  Stigma and group inequality: Social psychological perspectives
  14. Effect of a Serious Game (Stigma-Stop) on Reducing Stigma Among Psychology Students: A Controlled Study
  15. Conceptualizing stigma
  16. Presidential address: Social psychology of difference: Stigma, spread, and stereotypes in childhood.
  17. Disgust sensitivity, obesity stigma, and gender: Contamination psychology predicts weight bias for women, not men
  18.  Stigma and sexual orientation
  19. Covered in stigma? The impact of differing levels of I slamic head‐covering on explicit and implicit biases toward M uslim women
  20. Addressing mental illness stigma in the psychology classroom
  21. The social construction of stigma: Utilizing discursive psychology for advancing the conceptualization of stigma in mental health.
  22. Stigma and stereotypes.
  23. Perceptions of and responses to stigma
  24. Stigma and social exclusion
  25.  The Oxford handbook of stigma, discrimination, and health
  26. Removing the stigma: Fifteen years of progress.
  27. The social psychology of stigma
  28.  Stigma
  29. Reducing mental illness stigma in the classroom
  30. AIDS and stigma
  31. Stigma-busting, compeer, and the psychology student: A pilot study on the impact of contact with a person who has a mental illness.
  32. Coping with Stigma: Challenges & Opportunities
  33.  The dilemma of difference: A multidisciplinary view of stigma
  34. Referring men to seek help: The influence of gender role conflict and stigma.
  35. Social stigma and the potential costs of assunptive help
  36. Unravelling the contexts of stigma: from internalisation to resistance to change
  37. Stigma Associated With AIDS: A Meta‐Analysis1
  38. From whence comes mental illness stigma?
  39. Stigma of psychological therapy: Stereotypes, interpersonal reactions, and the self-fulfilling prophecy.
  40.  Stigma and mental illness
  41. Resisting the stigma of mental illness
  42. Individual differences in the phenomenological impact of social stigma
  43. Weight stigma is stressful. A review of evidence for the Cyclic Obesity/Weight-Based Stigma model
  44. Stigma and the social basis of the self: A synthesis
  45. Attitudes towards anorexia nervosa: volitional stigma differences in a sample of pre-clinical medicine and psychology students
  46. Measuring the impact of programs that challenge the public stigma of mental illness
  47. Social stigma and its consequences for the socially stigmatized
  48. The social psychology of stigma
  49. Stigma and status: The interrelation of two theoretical perspectives
  50. A Naturalistic Analysis of Mental Illness Stigma in Undergraduate Psychology Courses
  51. Stigma consciousness: the psychological legacy of social stereotypes.
  52. The stigma of obesity in women: The difference is black and white
  53. Covering up what can’t be seen: concealable stigma and mental control.
  54. Social Psychological Models of Mental Illness Stigma.
  55. A Social-Cognitive Model of Personal Responses to Stigma.
  56. Perceived stigma, social support, and depression
  57. The way they speak: A social psychological perspective on the stigma of nonnative accents in communication
  58. The role of stigma and referral source in predicting college student-athletes’ attitudes toward psychological help-seeking
  59. Rethinking theoretical approaches to stigma: A framework integrating normative influences on stigma (FINIS)
  60.  Confronting the stigma of epilepsy
  61. Physical illness stigma and social rejection
  62. The impact of mental illness stigma.
  63. Stigma and intellectual disability: potential application of mental illness research.
  64. Stigma and discrimination in health‐care provision to drug users: The role of values, affect, and deservingness judgments
  65. The infection of bad company: stigma by association.
  66. Weight stigma mediates the association between BMI and self-reported health.
  67. Discreditable: Stigma effects of revealing a mental illness history on test performance
  68. Reducing mental illness stigma in the classroom: An expanded methodology
  69. Review of Social stigma—The psychology of marked relationships.
  70.  Stigma: How we treat outsiders
  71. The fight against stigma: an overview of stigma-reduction strategies and interventions
  72. Threat and the social construction of stigma.
  73.  Stigma: Alive and well
  74. Reactions to Stigma: The Moderating Role
  75. Identity threat and stigma in cancer patients
  76. Reducing mental illness stigma: Effectiveness of hearing about the normative experiences of others.
  77. Stigma and compliance.
  78. Studying sexuality: Strategies for surviving stigma
  79. A prostitute’s lived experiences of stigma
  80. Health-related stigma: rethinking concepts and interventions
  81. Experiences of stigma by association among family members of people with mental illness.
  82. Stigma management and well-being: The role of perceived social support, emotional processing, and suppression
  83.  An epidemic of stigma: Public reactions to AIDS.
  84. Exploration and validation of the dimensions of stigma
  85. Is being “sick” really better? Effect of the disease view of mental disorder on stigma
  86. The stigma of overweight: affective consequences of attributional ambiguity.
  87. Ideology and lay theories of stigma: The justification of stigmatization
  88. Positive stigma: Examining resilience and empowerment in overcoming stigma
  89. When we observe stigmatized and” normal” individuals interacting: Stigma by association
  90. Disentangling self-stigma: Are mental illness and help-seeking self-stigmas different?
  91. Perceived public stigma and the willingness to seek counseling: The mediating roles of self-stigma and attitudes toward counseling.
  92.  Mental health stigma: society, individuals, and the profession
  93. Seeing disorder: Neighborhood stigma and the social construction of “broken windows”
  94. Experiencing and coping with social stigma.
  95. Labeling and stigma
  96. Stay-at-home fathers’ reasons for entering the role and stigma experiences: A preliminary report.
  97. Abortion as stigma: cognitive and emotional implications of concealment.
  98. Ethnic differences in the stigma of obesity: Identification and engagement with a thin ideal
  99. The use (and misuse) of the same-actor inference in family responsibilities discrimination litigation: Lessons from social psychology on flexibility stigma
  100. Some thoughts about the stigma notion
  101. A dual-process model of reactions to perceived stigma.
  102. Layoffs and unemployment discrimination: A new stigma
  103. Stigma on my mind: Individual differences in the experience of stereotype threat
  104. Service-learning in abnormal psychology: Softening the implicit stigma against the mentally ill.
  105. Cross-cultural validity of the Self-Stigma of Seeking Help (SSOSH) scale: Examination across six nations.
  106.  On the stigma of mental illness
  107. Examining two aspects of contact on the stigma of mental illness
  108. Understanding public stigma toward substance dependence
  109.  Stigma, prejudice and discrimination in global public health
  110.  … students more susceptible to essentialist explanations for mental illness? Neuroessentialism and mental illness stigma in psychology and non-psychology …
  111. Does self-stigma reduce the probability of seeking mental health information?
  112. The burden of stigma on health and well-being: A taxonomy of concealment, course, disruptiveness, aesthetics, origin, and peril across 93 stigmas
  113.  Social psychological perspectives on stigma: advances in theory and research
  114. The stigma of suicide scale
  115. Stigma, status, and population health
  116. HIV-related stigma and psychological distress: the harmful effects of specific stigma manifestations in various social settings
  117. Stigma: a social, cultural and moral process
  118. Is obesity stigma based on perceptions of appearance or character? Theory, evidence, and directions for further study
  119. Theories of Stigma: Limitations and Needed Directions.
  120. Stigma and social inequality
  121. Stigma and self-fulfilling prophecies
  122.  Confronting sexual stigma and prejudice: Theory and practice
  123. Role of stigma and set in interpersonal interaction.
  124. Measuring the self-stigma associated with seeking psychological help.
  125. Overt weight stigma, psychological distress and weight loss treatment outcomes
  126. When stigma confronts stigma: Some conditions enhancing a victim’s tolerance of other victims
  127. Using Shrek to Teach About Stigma
  128.  The stigma of addiction: An essential guide
  129.  Disability beyond stigma: Social interaction, discrimination, and activism
  130. Stigma and prejudice: one animal or two?
  131. A preliminary evaluation of internalized stigma and stigma resistance in inflammatory bowel disease
  132. Attitudes toward career counseling: The role of public and self-stigma.
  133. Stigma, concealment and symptoms of depression as explanations for sexually transmitted infections among gay men
  134. Associative stigma: Perceptions of the difficulties of college-aged children of stigmatized fathers
  135. The stigma of women’s weight: Social and economic realities
  136. Social stigma and self-esteem: Situational construction of self-worth
  137. The paradox of self-stigma and mental illness.
  138. How does familiarity impact the stigma of mental illness?
  139. Weighed down by stigma: How weight‐based social identity threat contributes to weight gain and poor health
  140. Coping with stigma and prejudice.
  141. Reducing AIDS-related stigma in developing countries: The importance of theory-and evidence-based interventions
  142. Stigma, negative attitudes about treatment, and utilization of mental health care among soldiers
  143. Spoiled group identities and backstage work: A theory of stigma management rehearsals
  144.  Dispelling the stigma of schizophrenia
  145. Blame, shame, and contamination: the impact of mental illness and drug dependence stigma on family members.
  146. Associations of weight stigma with cortisol and oxidative stress independent of adiposity.
  147. Social categorizations, social comparisons and stigma: Presentations of self in people with learning difficulties
  148. Stigma, threat, and social interactions.
  149. Releasing internalized stigma for empowerment: Development of theory-driven interventions for sexual and gender minorities
  150. Stigma expression outcomes and boundary conditions: A meta-analysis
  151. Rethinking the sociology of stigma
  152. Disengagement and engagement coping with HIV/AIDS stigma and psychological well-being of people with HIV/AIDS
  153. Predictors of HIV-related stigma among young people living with HIV.
  154. The role of psychological flexibility in mental health stigma and psychological distress for the stigmatizer
  155. Weight stigma in frequent exercisers: overt, demeaning and condescending
  156. The Impact of Strengths-Based Assessment Education on Undergraduate Students’ Knowledge of Disorders and Mental Illness Stigma
  157. Mental illness stigma and the fundamental components of supported employment.
  158. The impact of stigma in healthcare on people living with chronic illnesses
  159. Family matters: The role of mental health stigma and social support on depressive symptoms and subsequent help seeking among African American boys
  160. Compensating for stigma: Obese and nonobese women’s reactions to being visible
  161. Ethnic stigma as a contextual experience: A possible selves perspective
  162. The stigma of having a parent with mental illness: Genetic attributions and associative stigma
  163. HIV-related stigma: adapting a theoretical framework for use in India
  164. How are perceived stigma, self-stigma, and self-reliance related to treatment-seeking? A three-path model.
  165. Mental illness stigma and ethnocultural beliefs, values, and norms: An integrative review
  166. Stigma: An enigma demystified
  167. The psychological weight of weight stigma
  168. Stigma sentiments and self-meanings: Exploring the modified labeling theory of mental illness
  169. The Persistence of Stigma Reduction After Teaching Abnormal Psychology Using Celebrity Narratives
  170. Stigma allure and white antiracist identity management
  171. The stigma of obesity in customer service: a mechanism for remediation and bottom-line consequences of interpersonal discrimination.
  172. “Boys don’t cry”: Examination of the links between endorsement of masculine norms, self-stigma, and help-seeking attitudes for men from diverse backgrounds.
  173. Multiple stigma and AIDS: Illness stigma and attitudes toward homosexuals and IV drug users in AIDS‐related stigmatization
  174. Stigma-related stressors, coping self-efficacy, and physical health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals.
  175. Perceived parental religiosity as a predictor of depression and substance use among LGBTQ+ individuals: The mediating role of perceived familial stigma.
  176. Cultural variation in implicit mental illness stigma
  177. Self-compassion moderates the relationship of perceived public and anticipated self-stigma of seeking help.
  178. Measuring HIV stigma: existing knowledge and gaps
  179. Body image, perceived social stigma, and the prediction of psychosocial adjustment to leg amputation.
  180. Towards a sustainable theory of health‐related stigma: lessons from the HIV/AIDS literature
  181. The measure of sickle cell stigma: initial findings from the improving patient outcomes through respect and trust study
  182. Mental illness stigma as a mediator of differences in Caucasian and South Asian college students’ attitudes toward psychological counseling.
  183. Stigma consciousness in intergroup contexts: The power of conviction
  184. Influence of character strengths on mental health stigma
  185. Stigma: Implications for helping behavior.
  186. The power threat meaning framework: Addressing adversity, challenging prejudice and stigma, and transforming services
  187. Measuring health-related stigma—a literature review
  188. Reducing the stigma associated with seeking psychotherapy through self-affirmation.
  189. Countries and cultural differences in the stigma of mental illness: the east–west divide
  190. Mental health and substance abuse treatment stigma among soldiers
  191. The self–stigma of mental illness: Implications for self–esteem and self–efficacy
  192. The impact of stigma on psychosocial outcomes following spinal cord injury: A cross-sectional analysis of stigma-mediated relationships.
  193. Avoiding stigma by association: Subtle prejudice against lesbians in the form of social distancing
  194.  Stigma: The psychology and economics of superfund
  195. Stigma and the sociological enterprise
  196. Explicit and implicit stigma against individuals with mental illness
  197. Putting the person back into psychopathology: an intervention to reduce mental illness stigma in the classroom
  198. The psychological impact of genital herpes stigma
  199. Mental health stigma: Impact on mental health treatment attitudes and physical health
  200. Seeking help despite the stigma: Experiential avoidance as a moderated mediator.
  201. Implicit and explicit stigma of mental illness in diagnosed and healthy samples
  202. Stigma and attitudes towards restrictive practices in psychiatry among psychology students: a network and path analysis study in an Italian sample
  203. Stigma consciousness at work
  204. A social marketing approach to challenging stigma.
  205. Stressors for gay men and lesbians: Life stress, gay-related stress, stigma consciousness, and depressive symptoms
  206.  Social stigma and disadvantage: Current themes and future prospects
  207. Age differences in public stigma, self‐stigma, and attitudes toward seeking help: A moderated mediation model
  208. Experiences of weight stigma in everyday life: an ecological momentary assessment study
  209. Reducing the stigma of mental illness: Current approaches and future directions.
  210. Virtually interactive: A new paradigm for the analysis of stigma
  211. Stigma, culture, and HIV and AIDS in the Western Cape, South Africa: An application of the PEN-3 cultural model for community-based research
  212. Reducing the stigma of mental disorders at work: a review of current workplace anti-stigma intervention programs
  213.  Middle class and marginal? Socioeconomic status, stigma, and self-regulation at an elite university.
  214. Symbolic prejudice or fear of infection? A functional analysis of AIDS-related stigma among heterosexual adults
  215. Clinical impressions of depression and physical stigma.
  216. Stigma and addiction: Being and becoming
  217. Caste, social stigma and identity processes
  218. Stigma by association: Parent stigma and youth adjustment in inflammatory bowel disease
  219. Work to reduce stigma.
  220. Profile of masculine norms and help-seeking stigma in college football.
  221.  Stigma in mental health: perceptions of students who will be future health professionals
  222. Oppression and stigma and their effects.
  223. Perceived stigma and barriers to care for psychological treatment: Implications for reactions to stressors in different contexts
  224. Stigma controllability and coping as predictors of emotions and social support
  225. Dynamics of stigma for alcohol and mental health treatment among army soldiers
  226. Relationship between number of disability-related conditions and stigma among US adults.
  227. The stigma of obesity: does perceived weight discrimination affect identity and physical health?
  228.  A multicentric study on stigma towards people with mental illness in health sciences students
  229.  Stigma of schizophrenia: assessing attitudes among European University students
  230. Measuring stigma across neurological conditions: the development of the stigma scale for chronic illness (SSCI)
  231. Beyond personal responsibility: Effects of causal attributions for overweight and obesity on weight-related beliefs, stigma, and policy support.

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