The Effect of Exposure on Perceptions of Adolescent Self Harm

Cunningham, Taylor (2014) The Effect of Exposure on Perceptions of Adolescent Self Harm. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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    Abstract A large number of adolescent struggle with self harm, and due to the sensitive nature of the topic it is often overlooked. Although, this is a major problem it is largely misunderstood and many adolescents won’t seek help for the behavior due to the fear of judgment from misconceptions. In response to this, the study examined the effects exposure to self harm has on perceptions of self harm. Contrary to the hypothesis, there was not a significant difference between those who were exposed to self harm, and those who weren’t; however, the findings still implied that participants agreed with about half of the misconceptions. This shows this is still a negative connotation and stigma surrounding the behavior. This could lead to increased judgment.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Uncontrolled Keywords: self harm, adolescent
    Subjects: Undergrad Research Symposium
    Undergrad Research Symposium > Psychology
    Depositing User: Taylor Cunningham
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 15:56
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2014 15:45

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