The Science Behind Cultural Stigma

In ancient Greek and Latin, a stigma was a brand that marked a person, such as a slave, who was seen as inferior. Today, the word “stigma” has come to signify the invisible mark made by negative social perceptions, a mark that can hurt just as much as a physical brand.

Read more: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/publications/observer/obsonline/the-science-behind-cultural-stigma.html

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