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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Ethnic Research Is Good Science
Ethnic research is good science

Over the years, a number of researchers and scholars have pointed to the paucity of social science research on ethnic minority populations and the lack of attention to cultural variables in the research. These are significant problems that face the social sciences. Without more research, we cannot be in a position to understand the status of these populations and their needs. On the other hand, the lack of ethnic research is instructive. It points to certain processes that plague our scientific practices. In this chapter, we assume that a consensus exists over the importance of accurately understanding the experiences of ethnic minority populations. Given this assumption, we argue that the quality and quantity of ethnic research ...

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