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Disability Stigma in Russia Versus the United States

Presented to Annie Matta for General Psychology (PSYC-101)

General Education Connections

  • Communicate ideas in written, oral and other modes as appropriate to a situation and audience 
  • Apply quantitative and scientific reasoning skills relevant to a field of study 
  • Evaluate sources of information for accuracy, relevance and reliability
  • Use technology tools to manage, integrate and evaluate digital information

My signature assignment consists largely of material that is based on opinion and is not necessarily completely factual. Throughout writing this assignment, I took extra care to ensure I did not include material that was inaccurate or offensive.


Few challenges arose in completing this assignment. I had expected that I would be unable to access enough material because of past Soviet suppression. I was surprised at the vast amount of information on disability bias in Russia. My greatest challenge was deciding what material would serve as relevant and accurate sources for my paper.


I studied nursing at a four-year college and now at Carroll. For over a decade, I have worked with physically and intellectually disabled people at my church. I have personally observed how well and how poorly people have treated them. From my experience and in writing this paper, I believe that people treat them poorly predominantly because of their own ignorance.

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