Coping with criticism and praise

Esdale, L., Jahoda, A. and Pert, C. (2015) Coping with criticism and praise. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 120(3), pp. 258-268. (doi: 10.1352/1944-7558-120.3.258) (PMID:25928437)

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Through experiencing stigma and discrimination, people with intellectual disability may become more sensitive to criticism from others and be less likely to believe praise. This study compared how people with and without intellectual disability viewed praise and criticism, using a vignette task developed for the study. Participants were asked to imagine someone saying something praiseworthy or critical and were then asked about their emotions, beliefs, and thoughts. People with intellectual disability were more likely to believe and be distressed by criticism. Contrary to predictions, this group were also more likely to believe praise and experience positive affect. The results suggest that the self-perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities is more dynamic and reliant on the views of others.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Jahoda, Professor Andrew
Authors: Esdale, L., Jahoda, A., and Pert, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Publisher:American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ISSN (Online):1944-7558

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