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Racism and Pathological Bias as a Co-Occurring Problem in Diagnosis and Assessment

Carl C. Bell and Edward Dunbar

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735013.013.0032

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Racism and Pathological Bias as a Co-Occurring Problem in Diagnosis and Assessment

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The purpose of this chapter is to explore the social and psychological etiology of racism, to explicate racism as a public health pathogen (i.e., how racism harms our society), and to examine the controversy of whether racism can be considered, in some instances, a personality disorder or other form of psychopathology.

Keywords: racism; personality disorder; personality

Article.  11435 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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