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How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a ...

Sex Role Identity among College Students: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Sex role identity among college students: A cross-cultural analysis
Brunilda DeLeón

Although researchers have long recognized that issues of gender, race, and ethnicity are important variables in understanding similarities and differences in sex role development, cross-cultural studies on this topic are still scarce. Despite the fact that investigators have long argued in favor of the importance of the cultural, racial, ethnic, and social contexts, most research has focused on White middle-class women and also limited the inclusion or excluded Latino and Black women in their samples. The same can be said for Latino and African American males as well.

Researchers have begun to respond to the need for studying gender and ethnicity as status variables and to examine each ...

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