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Encyclopedia > Handicapped

Handicapped may refer to:

  • Disability, a human condition. Although "handicapped" may be considered a pejorative usage.
  • Handicapping, various methods of levelling a sport or game
  • Handicap principle, an evolutionary theory
  • Self-handicapping, a psychological method of finding something to blame for failure besides one's own inability
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To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Handicapping, in sport and games, is the practice of assigning advantage through scoring compensation or other advantage given to different contestants to equalize the chances of winning. ... A golf handicap is a numerical measure of an amateur golfers playing ability. ... The handicap principle is an idea proposed by the Israeli biologist Amotz Zahavi. ... Self-handicapping is defined as any action or choice of performance setting that enhances the opportunities to externalize failure and to internalize success. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary is a Wikimedia Foundation project intended to be a free wiki dictionary (hence: Wiktionary) (including thesaurus and lexicon) in every language. ...


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handicapped. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000. (233 words)
Although handicapped is widely used in both law and everyday speech to refer to people having physical or mental disabilities, those described by the word tend to prefer the expressions disabled or people with disabilities.
Handicapped, a somewhat euphemistic term, may imply a helplessness that is not suggested by the more forthright disabled.
It is also felt that some stigma may attach to the word handicapped because of its origin in the phrase hand in cap, actually derived from a game of chance but sometimes mistakenly believed to involve the image of a beggar.
Handicapped employment information guide (701 words)
A handicapped worker is a person whose capabilities are limited in the performance of the tasks in a particular employment situation.
A handicapped worker has to be paid at least the minimum wage or a percentage thereof based on the extent to which a worker's performance is limited, but in no case may it fall below 50 percent of the minimum wage.
Where a handicapped person is now performing or is being considered for employment where he or she will perform work which is equal to work performed by a nonhandicapped person, such handicapped person shall be paid the same wage as a nonhandicapped person with similar experiences.
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