Antireligious Prejudice in Admissions to Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology

John D. Gartner

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Abstract

The probability that a conservative Christian applicant would be admitted to a clinical psychology graduate program was assessed. A mock application to graduate school was mailed to profesors of clinical psychology. Results indicated that subjects were more likely to admit an applicant who made no mention of religion than they were to admit an otherwise identical applicant who was identified as an evangelical fundamentalist Christian. Implications of these findings are discussed and future research is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-475
Number of pages3
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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