Physical Disability and Human Behavior - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780080197227, 9781483187693

Physical Disability and Human Behavior

2nd Edition

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Editors: Arnold P. Goldstein Leonard Krasner
Authors: James W. McDaniel
eBook ISBN: 9781483187693
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 176
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Physical Disability and Human Behavior, Second Edition presents the theoretical foundations of disability and behavior. This book is divided into seven chapters that address the developmental consequences of brain injuries. This book covers the bases of attitudes toward the disabled; emotional reactions to illness and disability; adolescent development and personality; depression and denial; situational stresses of illness; applicable perceptual theories; family attitudes and relationships; and studies in rheumatoid arthritis. Other chapters consider the analysis of Parson’s Social Role Theory and the attitudes of employers towards the disabled. These topics are followed by discussions of the principles of somatopsychology and the social isolation and restricted mobility. A chapter is devoted to the influence of emotional arousal in rehabilitation. The concluding chapter focuses on the relation of physical changes to emotional behavior. The book can provide useful information to psychologists, therapists, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents


  1. Theoretical Foundations Adler's Individual Psychology Schilder's Body-Image Parsons' Social Role Theory Somatopsychology
  2. Developmental Consequences of Physical Disability Developmental Consequences of Brain Injuries Co-Twin Studies in Rheumatoid Arthritis Studies Involving Other Disorders Adolescent Development and Disability Personality and Social Development Attitudes toward Disability The Aging Process and Disability
  3. Attitudes and Disability The Bases of Attitudes Toward the Disabled Attitudes of Employers Family Attitudes and Relationships Attitudes of Staff and Professionals
  4. Emotional Factors in Illness and Disability Emotional Reactions to Illness and Disability Sensory and Social Isolation and Restricted Mobility The Situational Stresses of Illness and Disability Relation of Physical Changes to Emotional Behavior Depression and Denial Influence of Emotional Arousal in Rehabilitation
  5. Sensory and Perceptual Processes in Disability Body-Image Phantom Perceptions Sensory Compensation Applicable Perceptual Theories Sensory-Tonic Theory Neurogeometric Theory Avenues of Application - Biofeedback 6, Motivation — The Organization and Direction of Behavior Motivation, Disability, and Rehabilitation Clinical Implications of Motivational Concepts
  6. Regulation and Control of Behavior: Learning and Skilled Performance Behavior Modification Subject Index


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About the Editor

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

About the Author

James W. McDaniel

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