- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Beyond Pathology Positive Psychology and Disability
- Understanding Disability A Strengths-Based Approach
- Positive Psychology and Disability A Historical Analysis
- The Impact of the Quality of Life Concept on the Field of Intellectual Disability
- Optimism Within the Context of Disability
- Social Well-Being and Friendship of People with Intellectual Disability
- Exercise, Leisure, and Well-Being for People with Disabilities
- Coping and Disability
- Adaptive Behavior
- Self-Determined Learning
- Understanding Hope in Individuals with Disabilities
- Family Perspectives on Child Intellectual Disability Views from the Sunny Side of the Street
- Resilience and Disability Concepts, Examples, Cautions, and Prospects
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Spirituality
- Career Development and Career Thoughts
- Self-Regulation and Disability
- Disability Studies/Disability Culture
- Positive Behavior Support Foundations, Systems, and Quality of Life
- Supports and Support Needs
- Supported Employment
- Family Quality of Life
- Aging with Disability
- A Positive Psychology of Physical Disability Principles and Progress
- Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities
- Severe Multiple Disabilities
- Positive Psychology and Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
- Positive Psychology and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Limitations to Positive Psychology Predicted by Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter proposes a rationale for a positive psychology of physical disability, one in which theoretical constructs serve theory development, operationalization, investigation, and theory testing. It then reviews levels of analysis for exploring positive psychology’s link to physical disability and discusses select positive precursors, research-based principles, and key themes for building a positive psychology of physical disability. It argues for comprehensive theory and models for conducting rigorous research linking positive psychological constructs to psychosocial and behavioral aspects of physical disability. It then reviews nascent research concerning a neuropsychological basis for resiliency following disabling injury, and closes by identifying future directions for a positive psychology of physical disability.
Dana S. Dunn, Department of Psychology, Moravian College
Gitendra Uswatte, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Timothy R. Elliott, Department of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University
Alissa Lastres, Department of Psychology, Moravian College.
Brittany Beard, Department of Psychology, Moravian College.
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