ERIC Number: EJ559534
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Problem of Typological Thinking in Mental Retardation.
Gelb, Steven A.
Mental Retardation, v35 n6 p448-57 Dec 1997
Asserts that typological thinking, the belief that individual differences diverge around an underlying type of essence, has persisted regarding mental retardation and prevents the appreciation of individual differences and human dignity in the mental retardation field. Past and present controversies over the definition of mental retardation are viewed as being based on an unacknowledged typological axis. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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