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Abstract

The current article focuses on the impact for listeners of oral histories of persons with schizophrenia, presented to 241 audience members. Post-presentation feedback was obtained. Findings from a mixed-methods design combining chi-square analyses with qualitative presentation of emerging themes present evidence to support new learning, emotional impact, and motivational inspiration in listeners.

Keywords

Schizophrenia, Oral History, Stigma, Impact

Author Bio(s)

Tracy A. McDonough, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Correspondence regarding this article can be addressed directly to: tracy.mcdonough@msj.edu.

Lynda L. Crane, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: cranel98@gmail.com.

Kory L. Phelps is a graduate student at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, USA. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: koryphelps@gmail.com.

Sara J. Vice is a graduate student at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, USA. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: saravice@yahoo.com.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to all of our narrators for your willingness to share your stories. Special thanks to narrators Alice Fischer and Paul (quoted in this article) as well as Shirley Austin, John, Amber and Derrick (featured in the various presentations). Thank you also to Talbert House, Tender Mercies, PLAN of Southwest Ohio, and Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services who introduced us to our narrators. And a final, very important, thank you to the audience members who gave their time and willingness to listen to our presentations about the project.

Publication Date

6-5-2017

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