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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 ...

Ethnic Identity and Bilingualism Attitudes
Ethnic identity and bilingualism attitudes
AidaHurtado
PatriciaGurin

Language is an obvious differentiator among ethnic groups (Giles & Powesland, 1975), one that fosters the political, economic, and cultural dominance of the majority group and the solidarity of the minority group (Fishman, 1986). Its political significance is evident in current efforts by the dominant U.S. English-speaking majority, reacting against the new, larger immigration and especially the growing size of the Spanish-speaking minority, to make English the official language of the land. The successful passage of California Proposition 63, declaring English the official language of the state, verifies the vehemence of reactions to language and ethnics. In 1979, there were 18 million people in the United States who spoke a language other than English at home ...

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