Handicapped or handicap may refer to:
  • Handicapping
    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. The word also applies to the various methods by which the advantage is calculated...

    , various methods of leveling a sport or game
    • Golf handicap, a sport-specific handicapping method
    • Go handicaps
    • Handicaps in shogi
      , also known as Japanese chess, is a two-player board game in the same family as Western chess, chaturanga, and Chinese Xiangqi, and is the most popular of a family of chess variants native to Japan...

    • Asian handicap
      Asian handicap
      An Asian Handicap is a gambling term used to describe spread betting in football that has gained popularity over the years...

      , bookmakers technique to level odds
  • Disability
    A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental or some combination of these.Many people would rather be referred to as a person with a disability instead of handicapped...

    , a human condition
  • Handicap principle
    Handicap principle
    The handicap principle is a hypothesis originally proposed in 1975 by biologist Amotz Zahavi to explain how evolution may lead to "honest" or reliable signaling between animals who have an obvious motivation to bluff or deceive each other...

    , an evolutionary theory
  • Self-handicapping
    Self-handicapping is the process by which people avoid effort in the hopes of keeping potential failure from hurting self-esteem. It was first theorized by Edward E...

    , a psychological method of finding something to blame for failure besides one's own inability
  • Hand-in-cap
    Hand-in-cap is an old English trading game and the term itself is the origin of the modern word "handicap"....

    , the old English trading game which is the origin of the term
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