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Handicapped: Their Psychology and Rehabilitation

 
B.K. Pal (Author)
Synopsis The book is an outcome of several years of painstaking research work done by the author on orthopaedically handicapped population. Every physical disability is gripped with some sort of psychological disturbances. These psychological disturbances may cause personality deviations. In spite of the fact that persons with disability possess more or less similar abilities as the able bodied, they are faced with a number of psychological problems in real life situations. A handicap – severe or mild – is likely to affect normal development. This study is a modest effort which deals with the clinical aspects of personality dimensions of the handicapped, viz., Neuroticism and Psychoticism. Neuroticism & Psychoticism are taken as major dependent variables while type of physical disability, degree or severity of physical disability, sex or gender, age and income are taken as independent variables. Effect of independent variables on dependent variables have been discussed at length. Dindings of this research are helpful in planning and implementation of Rehabilitation strategies for physically handicapped people. Act regarding “People with Disability; 1995” is also included in this book which may be regarded as the basis to have an access to the Government policies for the people having disability. The book may be useful for scholars from various disciplines like Guidance & Counseling, Medical Social Work, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Para-Medical fields, Education and Researches. It is hoped that the book would invite attention of general readers and those who seek career in Psychology.
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About the author

B.K. Pal

Dr. B.K. Pal is a Ph.D. in Psychology and holds Post Graduate degree in both Psychology and Education. He has also received Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance and Counseling ffrom National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi. Dr. Pal started his career as a project fellow from NCERT. He endlessly provided his expertise in the field of Rehabilitation Psychology. He was formerly associated with the All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mumbai as an Additional Lecturer (V.G.) / Psychologist for five and half years under the Ministry of Health and /family Welfare, Government of India. Presently he is working with the State Council of Educational Research & Training, New Delhi, as a Senior Lecturer (IFIIC) and posted at District Institute of Education & Training (S.W.), Ghuman Hera, New Delhi. He has been providing his input to the field of Teacher Education and Research in Education and Psychology since September 1998. Registered with Rehabilitation Council of India, New Delhi as a Rehabilitation Psychologist and Vocational Counsellor, he is fully conversant with the experienced in working in the areas like Child Development, Process of Children Learning, Rehabilitation Psychology, Psychological Assessment, Educational and Vocational Guidance & Counselling, Teacher Education and providing Rehabilitation Services. He has also got published a number of articles and research papers in various journals. He has attended a number of workshops / seminars held in the field of Psychology and Education in India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Handicapped: Their Psychology and Rehabilitation
Author B.K. Pal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length 232p., Figures; Graphs; Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; 23cm.