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Academic Journal of Business & Management, 2022, 4(2); doi: 10.25236/AJBM.2022.040219.

The Formation Mechanism and Countermeasures of Stigma: From the Perspective of Information Processing


Xiang Li1

Corresponding Author:
Xiang Li

1Research Institute of International Economics and Management, Xihua University, Chengdu, China


Stigma as a negative label, will have a great negative impact on personal mental health and social harmony. Scholars in the fields of sociology and psychology have made a lot of discussions on stigma, but the theoretical research on the formation mechanism and countermeasures of stigma is a little insufficient. Therefore, taking the perspective of information processing in cognitive psychology as the theoretical basis, this paper aims to sort out and review the formation mechanism of stigma and the coping streategies. Besides, this paper also tries to clarify the relationship between stigma and other related concepts like stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination. Finally, this paper presents how the stigmatizer and the stigmatized process information about stigma, and proposes the future research direction.


Stigma; Information Processing; Formation Mechanism; Countermeasures

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Xiang Li. The Formation Mechanism and Countermeasures of Stigma: From the Perspective of Information Processing. Academic Journal of Business & Management (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 2: 107-111. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJBM.2022.040219.


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