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ATTITUDE OF THE SOCIETY TOWARDS THE DISABLED AND THE HANDICAPPED PERSONS

CERTIFICATE

It is certified that, Roll No., BSc has carried out the necessary practical work as per course of studies by Punjab university for the year 2010 – 2012 of the subject Applied Psychology as shown in the research report.

Teacher Incharge
Department of Applied Psychology
Date of Submission:

CONTENT

ABSTRACT
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
LIST OF TABLES
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 2: VARIABLES AND HYPOTHESES
Chapter 3: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
Chapter 4: RESULTS
Chapter 5: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
Chapter 6: RECOMMENDATIONS
Chapter 7: APPENDIX

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We are extremely thankful to Allah Almighty who has enabled us to complete this project on time. He provided us the sources to capture the knowledge and avail the opportunities in the world. / wish to thank my respected teacher by whose guidance / was able to accomplish this task. She guided me at each and every step. Her hard work and dedication was a source of inspiration to me. In the end, I send our special gratitude to those whose names have not been mentioned but they have supported us at every step.

INTRODUCTION

PROBLEM STATEMENT:

To find out the attitude of society towards the disabled and handicapped individuals.

DEFINITION OF PROBLEM STATEMENT:
This research work aims to find out the general attitude of society toward the disabled or handicapped individuals. It looks at people’s perceptions, views and prejudice against disabled people. The research includes a questionnaire designed to measure people’s attitudes said behaviours with respect to people with disabilities. For the purpose of this research, a disability is any condition which society defines a making it more difficult for a person to have a fulfilling life. Included are such situations as paralysis, loss of sight or hearing and significant mental or emotional disabilities. UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY

Disability it increasingly being seen by academics as a form of Identity, (In use manner of race and sexuality) (Krauss, Mehnert, Nadler and Greenberg, 1993; Barnes and Shardlow, 1996; Gill 1997; Darling, 2003). To understand attitudes toward disabled people, It Is important to be clear as to what it meant by the word “disabled” and Its distinction from the term “Impairments’) A great deal of debate has taken place since the 1970’s over the meaning of these terms, with Bajekal, Hurries, Breman and Woodfield (2004) arguing “There is no single, accepted definition of what ‘disability’ means “.

Various models of care have evolved for people with disabilities ranging from the charity and medical models (where others controlled and dictated the way people with disabilities should live), to the current social model where people are determined to how impairments and are disabled by barriers present in modern society (Oliver, 1990). flex barriers may be physical (such as access to transport or building), financial, or attitudinal with discrimination with prejudice shown to people who we disabled (Ministry of Health 2001). Factors such as war which increased the number of visibly disabled people, the actions of parents and health professionals, and latterly the action of disabled people themselves have given a higher profile to the issues facing people wish disabilities

For the purposes of this research and discussion, ‘disabled’ is used as a generic term Inclusive of all Intellectual and physical impairments that may impact on an individual’s life to a greater or lesser degree. Impairment Li seen as a medically Imposed condition while disability is the social disadvantage that results firm use impairment (Barnes, Mercer & Shakespeare, 1999; Beatson, 2001).

MODELS OF DISABILITY

Disability has been explained in the light of three models:

The traditional model
The medical model
The social model

THE TRADITIONAL MODEL OF DISABILITY

Traditionally, in many...
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