Visual Impairment and Psychosocial Development

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This chapter explores various aspects of Self-esteem and adjustment in relation to disability. It critically analyses the various theories and their relevance in affecting the psychological well-being of people with disabilities, particularly blind individuals. The chapter also highlights certain important shortcomings existing in the area of research concerning visual impairment, thus urging the need to undertake more in-depth and extensive research. Critical reorientation of perspective has important implications for the manner in which law and policy in relation to disability needs to be developed. It is now being increasingly recognized that the problem does not reside in the person with a disability, but results from the structures, practices, and attitudes that prevent the individual from exercising his or her capabilities.


Self-esteem Disability Adjustment Well-being 


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  1. 1.Loreto College, KolkataKolkataIndia

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