Physical Disability and Human Behavior

Physical Disability and Human Behavior

Pergamon General Psychology Series

2nd Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: James W. McDaniel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187693

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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

  • Preface

    1. Theoretical Foundations

    Adler's Individual Psychology

    Schilder's Body-Image

    Parsons' Social Role Theory


    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


    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

    7. Regulation and Control of Behavior: Learning and Skilled Performance

    Behavior Modification

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 176
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483187693

About the Author

James W. McDaniel

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard Krasner

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