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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 ...

Acculturation Research: Current Issues and Findings
Acculturation research: Current issues and findings

Acculturation is arguably the most important moderating variable or construct considered when conducting research or assessing the impact of interventions that involve ethnic minority individuals. As is true with other multidisciplinary concepts (e.g., culture, ethnicity), acculturation as a construct suffered from unclear and incomplete definitions, improper and ill-defined measurement approaches, and overextended applications. Nevertheless, during the past two decades, social scientists have renewed their interest in exploring the relation between acculturation and a person's attitudes, behaviors, and values and better defining and understanding the construct and its implications. From early attempts at describing acculturation as a social process of change (e.g., Redfield, Linton, & Herskovitz, 1936; Social Science Research Council, 1954), the field has ...

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