If you couldn’t fit it into your schedule before, you get another chance! Kathleen Bogart will be teaching Psychology of Disability once again this fall.
18746 Psychology of Disability–Psy 499/599
T/TH 12:00-1:50, Fall 2014
One out of five people have or will develop a disability in their lifetime, but we rarely think about society’s underlying assumptions regarding this common human experience. This course will explore disability from social psychological and disability studies perspectives. We will explore the social construction of disability and its inter- and intra-personal ramifications. This course departs from traditional psychology courses that focus on impairments within the individual and attempt to normalize people with disabilities. Instead, this class will explore how society’s conception of disability is the main source of handicap.