Prejudice about stroke survivors in the workplace
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Recovering from a major health challenge, such as a cancer diagnosis or a stroke, is difficult in itself, but survivors may face additional obstacles in returning to work beyond their physical health. A recent study by Martinez, White, Shapiro, & Hebl (2015) found that cancer survivors are perceived as a warmer, but less competent, than normal employees in the workplace, and that job applicants who disclosed a history of cancer were treated less well and were less likely to be called back for an interview. This high-warmth/low-competence stereotype profile is often associated with paternalistic ...