Beatrice A. Wright (1917—2018).

Presents an obituary for Beatrice A. Wright, who passed away on July 31, 2018. Wright was a pivotal figure whose research and advocacy changed the way psychologists and laypeople understand the experience of disability. A founder and leader of rehabilitation psychology, she demonstrated that physical, social, and psychological environments pose greater challenges for people with disabilities than the disabilities themselves. Wright championed the importance of human dignity for all persons regardless of the nature of their disabilities, arguing they should be partners with professionals when planning rehabilitation regimens. Both versions of her classic book, Physical Disability–A Psychological Approach (1960) and the revised and expanded Physical Disability–A Psychosocial Approach (1983), appear on American Psychological Association’s list of the 100 most influential psychology books of the 20th century. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)