NORMALIZATION PRINCIPLE

the idea which people with cognitive or tangible impairments shouldn't be denied cultural and carnal unions and engagement in societal life simply because of their impairments. cultural and carnal unions can consist of a vast array of emotional and tangible contacts, from basic friendship to carnal arousal and gratification. engagement in societal life comprises participating in common life activities, like work and leisure.

NORMALIZATION PRINCIPLE: "MaryBeth's views have been well-aligned with the normative principle ever since she volunteered at the daycare facility for mentally challenged individuals."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NORMALIZATION PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/normalization-principle/ (accessed November 12, 2019).
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