Psychological compensation: a theoretical framework.

  title={Psychological compensation: a theoretical framework.},
  author={Lars A B{\"a}ckman and Roger A. Dixon},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={112 2},
The 2 main objectives of this article are to review a variety of literatures in which the concept of compensation is used and to integrate the results of this review into a general framework of compensation. The review focuses on 4 domains of psychological inquiry: compensation for sensory handicaps, cognitive deficits, interpersonal losses, and brain injury. In the proposed framework, underlying dimensions and 4 basic steps in the progression of compensatory behavior are distinguished. The… CONTINUE READING
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