PSY 218 Psychology of Disabilities (3 credits)
This course will address issues faced by individuals with physical disabilities, whether congenital, hereditary or traumatic in nature. Included is a discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990, and its effects on the self-image of the disabled. The course will include definitions of disabilities, cultural attitudes about the disabled, and reactions of family members to the disabilities. Information about support services will also be given. Prerequisite: PSY 103.