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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2000 Jan;70(1):33-41.

Invisibility syndrome: a clinical model of the effects of racism on African-American males.

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City College and Graduate School of the City University of New York, USA.


Adaptive behavior and psychological well-being of African Americans can be affected by prejudice and discrimination. Encountering repeated racial slights can create "psychological invisibility." The invisibility syndrome is presented as a conceptual model for understanding the inner evaluative processes and adaptive behavior of African Americans in managing experiences of racism.

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