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The public's current beliefs about mental illness: Serious obstacle to effective community psychology

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Morrison, J.K. The public's current beliefs about mental illness: Serious obstacle to effective community psychology. Am J Commun Psychol 8, 697–707 (1980). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00918281

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Keywords

  • Mental Illness
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Effective Community
  • Community Psychology