The Power of Diagnostic Labels to Induce Inappropriate Thought and Deed

July 2010
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2010, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
The author provides examples of how words that used to have relative meanings in education and psychology lead to inappropriate thought and deed. He argues that the sociological impact of cultural phenomena has led to the changes in the meaning of some words. His examples include reading disability, learning disability and mental retardation. He claims that a more humane language should be developed to improve psychological therapeutic interventions.


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