“Heart-pothesis” is a two-edged sword

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Abstract

Challenges the notion of a “heart-pothesis,” the act of bestowing scientific status on a personal conviction, presented in S. I. Abramowitz's (1978) article on Black patient-White therapist relationships. Some individuals may overestimate or refuse to see discrimination, while exclusive focus on equality and nondiscrimination fails to address larger issues of accessibility and outcome of treatment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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