The Psychology of Disability, taught by Kathleen Bogart, will be available once again in Fall 2015.

This is an extremely popular course, and fills up quickly, so be sure to register soon!


Psychology of Disability

Psy 499/599

T/TH 12:00-1:50, Fall 2015

Professor Kathleen Bogart

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and Psy 202.


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 rami cations. 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.


Please contact Professor Bogart at if you would like more information about this course.

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