ERIC Number: EJ617941
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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Learning about Happiness from Persons with Down Syndrome: Feeling the Sense of Joy and Contentment.
Robison, Richard J.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v105 n5 p372-76 Sep 2000
Discussion of the common stereotype about persons with Down syndrome (that they are relentlessly "happy") focuses on characteristics that offer genuine and thoughtful joyfulness among these individuals, noting that happiness is closely aligned with a sense of peace, well-being, and/or contentment. (Contains five references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special Section on Happiness.