publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

How People with Intellectual Disabilities View Their Social Identity: A Review of the Literature.

Beart, Suzie; Hardy, Gillian; Buchan, Linda;
  • Published: 01 Mar 2005 Journal: Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, volume 18, pages 47-56 (issn: 1360-2322, eissn: 1468-3148, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Objectives  This review aims to show how people who are categorized as having intellectual disabilities view their social identity, and the impact that this identity has on them. It is felt that research in this area gives valuable insights that are directly applicable to, and raise important questions about, clinical work with people with intellectual disabilities. Methods  The diagnostic criteria for and the process of gaining the identity of intellectual disabilities are considered. The literature on stigma and social identity is reviewed and methodological difficulties within these studies are highlighted. Results  It is argued that having intellectual disab...
free text keywords: Clinical diagnosis, Social psychology, Social status, Stigma (botany), Developmental psychology, Clinical work, Clinical psychology, Social attitudes, Psychology, Intellectual disability, medicine.disease, medicine, Social identity theory
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