Disability: Psychological and social aspects

Marie Johnston, Debbie Lee Bonetti

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While disability can be conceptualized as activity limitations resulting from pathological and biomedical factors, there is evidence that psychological and social factors can also predict and possibly influence disability. In addition to the definition, prevalence, and measurement of disability, this article examines explanatory models, psychological and social predictors and consequences of disability, as well as the possibility of reducing disability and its effects through psychological interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences
EditorsN. J. Smelser , P.B. Baltes
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-0-08-043076-8
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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