STIGMA

The characteristic of an individual that may develop a socially negative attitude towards the individual. This may be due to social, physical or mental deficiency. commonly known as stigma.

STIGMA: "Stigma may lead a person to become socially disapproved."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STIGMA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stigma/ (accessed March 17, 2020).
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