stigmatism


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stigmatism

[′stig·mə‚tiz·əm]
(physiology)
A condition of the refractive media of the eye in which rays of light from a point are accurately brought to a focus on the retina.
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Parents indicated concern as to the child's willingness and ability to follow strict diets and treatment regimens at school, where there was the likelihood of stigmatism and peer pressure.
A brief epilogue, "Problematizing the Category of 'Demonic Possession,'" points out that what was once viewed as possession could and did come to be interpreted as, variously, melancholy, ecstasy, enthusiasm, and poetic furor--not to mention epilepsy, tarantism, ventriloquism, stigmatism, and asthma.
Undine's entire family works as security guards, for example, but her brother is an aspiring poet penning denunciations of social stigmatism.
Obviously, feminists worked hard to make divorce easier and to change the stigmatism linked in the US to single parent families.
But fair is fair, and it was an RKO commentator who opined, "Everyone in America knows there is a stigmatism attached (to politicians) from Massachusetts.
My eyesight was fine before but now I have been told I will have a permanent stigmatism and experience a lot of glare in bright lights,'' he said.
Due to similar learning experiences, interests, and communication skills, the peer work not only provides opportunities for a student to improve his or her writing by seeking out collaboration and receiving constructive correction of errors, but also allows the student to get redirective advice about a piece of writing "without the stigmatism of failure that frequently accompanies such assistance directly from a teacher" (p.
Then, tackle each as a separate problem, thereby reducing the stigmatism that the job is too complex to solve.
Organizations, especially well-grounded board members who theoretically deal with the real world, look at their executive ranks among nonprofits with some sort of stigmatism.
For a number of African-American students, the pursuit of academic excellence is looked upon as stigmatism to be avoided (Fordham & Ogbu, 1986).
He said: "You cannot have peace and stigmatism, you cannot have reconciliation and stigmatism, you cannot have international understanding and stigmatism.
Lack of fair recognition includes: negative image of the poor groups, social discrimination, cultural inequalities, prejudices in the wider society, hostility, stigmatism, segregation, ethnic discrimination and low participation rates of women (ibid.