Current misconceptions about mental retardation

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G. A. Hopkins
Cite this article:  Hopkins, G. A. (2017). Current misconceptions about mental retardation. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 1(1), 19-23.

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Owing to the legislative, medical social, and educational advances in services to the handicapped in recent years, it is anticipated that knowledge of mental retardation has subsequently increased. The responses of college students and experts on a 16-item questionnaire related to mental retardation were assessed. Results indicated that there has been a significant increase in knowledge about the mentally retarded during the last 6 years; however, misconceptions persist, especially among students.

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