Title

Information Loss: The Primary Psychological Trauma of the Loss of Vision.

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Article

Publication Date

1-1-1992

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Abstract

A psychology of blindness is proposed that contends that information loss is the most critical trauma of the loss of vision. The magnitude of information loss is emphasized with respect to vision as the primary sensory modality for obtaining information. Further, the vital role of access to information in human development and the tendency to seek information to cope with stressful circumstances are addressed. Implications for rehabilitation of blind persons are discussed.

DOI

10.2466/pms.1992.74.2.509

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