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ERIC Number: EJ882430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Limited Access: The Status of Disability in Introductory Psychology Textbooks
Goldstein, Susan B.; Siegel, Dustin; Seaman, Jessica
Teaching of Psychology, v37 n1 p21-27 2010
We content analyzed 24 best-selling introductory psychology textbooks to assess the presence and nature of material addressing issues of disability. Content analyses assessed the frequency with which specific impairments are presented, the chapters and topics most likely to contain disability-related material, the context in which people with disabilities are portrayed, and the type of language used to discuss disability. Results indicated that material on disability in introductory textbooks continues to be limited and portrays people with disabilities in a stereotypical manner. Recommendations are presented for improving the integration of disability into introductory psychology textbooks. (Contains 2 figures, 1 footnote, and 2 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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