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Title

Substance Use Stigma of Marijuana Users: Does Contact or Familiarity with Marijuana Users Influence Stigma?

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Marijuana--Public opinion; Marijuana--Social aspects; Stigma (Social psychology);

Abstract

Stigma affects all aspects of life for those who are subject to stigmatization. The current study examines whether higher levels of contact or familiarity with marijuana users decreases the level of stigmatization of the user while also examining the role of race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status on this relationship.

Start Date

1-4-2015 12:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2015 2:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Dilbur Arsiwalla

Department

Department of Psychology

Comments

Category: Poster Presentation - Research

Embargo Date

3-15-2015

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Substance Use Stigma of Marijuana Users: Does Contact or Familiarity with Marijuana Users Influence Stigma?

Stigma affects all aspects of life for those who are subject to stigmatization. The current study examines whether higher levels of contact or familiarity with marijuana users decreases the level of stigmatization of the user while also examining the role of race/ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status on this relationship.