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stigmatize

(stĭg′mə-tīz′)
tr.v. stigma·tized, stigma·tizing, stigma·tizes
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.

stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
stig′ma·tiz′er n.
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Stigmatizing attitudes have been explained as an individual response to a psychologic need.
Studying stigmatizing Twitter messages requires a consideration of the platform's features and affordances, or possibilities for communicative action (Evans, Pearce, Vitak, & Treem, 2017).
As such, it is worthwhile to investigate stigmatizing practice in media discourse (Van Brakel, 2006).
The primordial nature of the stigmatizing phenomenon, or its function within human societies, must not be dismissed.
(See sidebar.) It seems that there is a need to address not just the stigma associated with one condition at a time, but rather a broad attack on the behavior of stigmatizing in general.
Overall, 55% of men and 38% of women held at least one stigmatizing attitude (e.g., believing that "HIV is a punishment for sleeping around"); 57% and 62%, respectively, perceived that others stigmatized HIV-positive individuals (e.g., by treating them badly or unfairly); and 35% and 45% had directly observed others treating HIV-positive persons in a manner consistent with stigma (e.g., rejecting them as family members).
Covering is different from passing in that it involves the cooperation of others who are aware of the person's stigmatizing attribute.
Further, the authors question whether news coverage focused on not stigmatizing HIV/AIDS can actually promote HIV/AIDS stigmas.
The next step, the study's authors said, is to investigate whether health care providers are actually stigmatizing HIV patients.
Keywords: Socially stigmatizing ambulation, functional analysis, automatic reinforcement.
Unfortunately, many practicing social workers also espouse stigmatizing beliefs and attitudes, and far too often these views spill over into the treatment of clients.
"Stigmatizing terms, such as 'ice babies' and 'meth babies,' lack scientific validity and should not be used," said a group of nearly 100 physicians, researchers, and addiction specialists in an open letter to the news media released in late July.