While disability can be conceptualized as activity limitations resulting from pathological and biomedical factors, there is evidence that psychological and social factors can also predict and possibly influence disability. In addition to the definition, prevalence, and measurement of disability, this article examines explanatory models, psychological and social predictors and consequences of disability, as well as the possibility of reducing disability and its effects through psychological interventions.
|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences|
|Editors||N. J. Smelser , P.B. Baltes|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|