By consolidating forty years of Zigler's research with the work of other major researchers in the field of personality, this book provides a single resource for students, researchers, and professionals working in the field of mental retardation. The basic focus is that although cognitive impairment is a defining feature, personality, emotions, and motivation play a significant role in the behavior of individuals with mental retardation. The comprehensive overview of the theory, research, and practical considerations provided in this book has relevance in identifying, educating, and integrating mentally retarded individuals into society.
"Professionals caring for individuals with mental retardation will find this book a valuable resource, with its overview of research in the field and thought-provoking considerations for practice." Readings "In addition to delighting readers, this jewel of a volume will invite a new generation of researchers to an often overlooked area. As Cohen predicts in the book's foreward, there are "decades of thrilling work ahead." American Journal on Mental Retardation