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Title Psychology and rehabilitation
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 1959
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Summary What are psychologists going to do about disability in the latter half of the twentieth century? We are already committed to grapple with mental disturbance and mental defect; but, until recently, few of us recognized that physical disability also involves problems of learning, of motivation, and of perception. Research on the psychological problems of persons with disabilities, and research on methods for their prevention and treatment is as significant and necessary as research on the origins and treatment of the behavior disorders. For society, the training of psychologists for work in rehabilitation is as important as training clinical psychologists to work in the traditional mental health areas. For psychology, the study of physical disability is certainly coordinate in both significance and need with the study of the mentally disordered. This book is more than a skillfully edited "proceedings" of the Princeton Institute. Dr. B. Wright has received nation-wide attention for her theoretical and research contributions to the psychology of the disabled. In her hands, the proceedings of the Institute have been turned into a document which succeeds in relating psychology and psychologists to a vast rehabilitation movement in which psychologists are just one necessary segment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Mental illness.
Mental Health.
Form Electronic book
Author Wright, Beatrice A., editor