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Disabilities
Disabilities

Following a holistic perspective, this chapter will provide the reader a deeper understanding of what a disability is and how individuals are affected by disabilities. In this time of political correctness, this chapter will also provide the reader with insight into the social etiquette one should consider when discussing issues pertaining to individuals with disabilities and when in the presence of individuals with disabilities.

Why is it important to understand and study disability as a separate topic from other areas of psychology? The answer lies in the variety of unique life experiences held by individuals with disabilities and the role disability plays in different cultures. Current estimates indicate that approximately 54 million Americans have a disability, making individuals with disabilities one of the largest minority ...

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