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discrimination

 [dis-krim″ĭ-na´shun]
1. the making of fine distinctions.
2. actions based on preconceived opinions without consideration of facts.
right-left discrimination the ability to differentiate one side of the body from the other.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis'krim-i-nā'shŭn),
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

discrimination

The cognitive and sensory capacity or ability to see fine distinctions and perceive differences between objects, subjects, concepts and patterns, or possess exceptional development of the senses.

In health and social care, discrimination may relate to a conscious decision to treat a person or group differently and to deny them access to treatment or care to which they have a right.

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
1. The act of distinguishing between different things; ability to perceive different things as different, or to respond to them differently.
2. psychology Responding differently, as when the subject responds in one way to a reinforced stimulus and in another to an unreinforced stimulus.
3. Acting differently toward some people on the basis of the social class or category to which they belong rather than their individual qualities.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]

dis·crim·i·na·tion

(dis-krim'i-nā'shŭn)
In conditioning, responding differentially, as when an organism makes one response to a reinforced stimulus and a different response to an unreinforced stimulus.
[L. discrimino, pp. -atus, to separate]
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However, analyzing social discrimination against teenagers involves the danger of dealing with them as if they were homogeneous, without recognizing their unique personalities, diverse social grouping, and their perception of their social world (Jackson & Rodriguez-Tome, 1993; Amit-Talai, 1995; Matthews & Limb, 1999).
Social discrimination is considered to be one of the most significant problems for people with disabilities (Antonak & Livneh, 2000; Lebed, 1985).
Dalits in India are on them lowest rung of the caste system and often face economic and social discrimination. Even after conversion to Christianity, they are considered Untouchables and are denied any kind of social benefits or development.
By labeling as discrimination the screening of faculty members at social work schools for discriminatory attitudes and beliefs against gay men and lesbians, Hodge attempts to equate this alleged "discrimination" with the active political and social discrimination that gay men, lesbians, and transgender people suffer.
"I chose things like height" Gladwell says, "because I felt that they were more subtle and more acceptable ways of getting people to take unconscious bias seriously." For instance, those who suggest social discrimination is over might rethink that presumption when confronted with the weird fact that, in addition to being disproportionately white and male, 58 percent of corporate CEOs are six feet or taller, even though only 14.5 percent of adult American men are taller than six feet.
Due to limited employment opportunities, social discrimination, and the challenges of single parenting, many of these young mothers remain marginally functional throughout much of their adult life.
As studies by the Institute of Medicine among others make clear, they are caused by social discrimination and economic inequality.
But it eventually accepted her lawyers' claim that the forced isolation policy and social discrimination led her to leave and remain outside Japan, the sources said.
The harshness she endures is certainly portrayed as cruel, but it's never seen in a way that relates to broad social discrimination. Our pervasive cultural myths about fatness and health are used to justify her change, much as similar myths about homosexuality and health (moral, spiritual, physical) have been used destructively for eons.
The second part on research and policy includes texts on 'Social discrimination and health: gender, race and class in the United States', 'Policy environments: macroeconomics, programming and participation', 'Class, gender and health equity: lessons from Liberalising India', 'Measuring up: gender, burden of disease and priority setting', and 'Frameworks for understanding health sector reform'.
On the other hand, the goal of women's reproductive health is for women to lead productive, satisfying and fulfilling lives on the basis of equality and freedom from gender and social discrimination.
The plaintiffs who were not forced into sanitariums say they have suffered social discrimination under the state policy which they say ruined their lives.