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Community Psychology: Disability and Ableism

Describe the application of community psychology action and research tools to address issues related to disability and ableism within a global context.

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Disability & Ableism

What is ableism? Essentially, it is a kind of discrimination wherein people with disabilities are prejudiced against. It is also known as disability discrimination, physicalism, handicapism or disability oppression. While in general, those with mental disorders leading disabilities and their experience of discrimination due to it is seen as falling under ableism, others argue that it should be referred to as mentalism as in general, mentally-challenged individuals are in some way physically-able. How does ableism happen? Consider people born with dwarfism - as a minority group, they are challenged socially in terms of acceptance and life chances/outcomes. In terms of employment, many find difficulty in getting hired due to preconceived ideas about what vertically-challenged people can do or 'are'. People who are able-bodied find it far easier to be ...

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The applications of community psychology action and research tools to address issues related to disability and ableism within a global context.

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