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Personality Development in Individuals with Mental Retardation - Edward Zigler

Personality Development in Individuals with Mental Retardation

By: Edward Zigler (Editor), Dianne Bennett-Gates (Editor), Donald Cohen (Foreword by)

Paperback Published: 24th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521639637
Number Of Pages: 308

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This volume culminates more than 40 years of theory and research in the field of mental retardation. As a champion of developmental approach, Edward Zigler emphasizes the importance of personality and motivation factors in understanding the behavior of individuals with mental retardation. He argues that personality, emotions, and motivation should be recognized as important determinants in the performance of retarded individuals just as they are with nonretarded individuals. In addition to summarizing Zigler's developmental formulation of mental retardation, this volume integrates the work of several major researchers as it elaborates the relationship between personality-motivation and cognitive performance. Empirical work is augmented with practical implications for professionals involved in identifying, educating, and integrating mentally retarded individuals into society. As there is no other single publication that combines the issues, theories, and research with practical implications, this book makes a significant contribution to the field of mental retardation.

"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

List of Contributorsp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
The Individual with Mental Retardation as a Whole Personp. 1
Cognitive Performance and Learned Helplessness in Mentally Retarded Personsp. 17
Developmental and Experiential Variables in the Self-Images of People with Mild Mental Retardationp. 47
Intrinsic Motivation and Motivational Self-System Processes in Persons with Mental Retardation: A Theory of Motivational Orientationp. 70
Motivation for Social Reinforcement: Positive- and Negative-Reaction Tendenciesp. 107
Expectancy of Success in Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 130
Effectance Motivation and the Performance of Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 145
Outerdirectedness in Individuals with and without Mental Retardation: A Reviewp. 165
Assessing Personality Traits of Individuals with Mental Retardationp. 206
Parenting, Etiology, and Personality-Motivational Functioning in Children with Mental Retardationp. 226
Personality-Motivation: New Ties to Psychopathology, Etiology, and Interventionp. 249
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780521639637
ISBN-10: 0521639638
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 24th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.46