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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 ...

Instrument Development: Cultural Adaptations for Ethnic Minority Research
Instrument development: Cultural adaptations for ethnic minority research

Research on ethnic minorities requires instrumentation that is sensitive to cultural variations. Psychological research on minorities usually involves comparisons among different ethnic groups. These comparisons demand instruments capable of identifying similar psychological phenomena in dissimilar groups. A challenge to the researcher who is studying diverse ethnic groups or cultures is to ensure that the assessment tools are equivalent across groups. Only by achieving this equivalence will it be possible to compare substantive results not confounded by instrumentation artifacts. Attaining this equivalence to study ethnic minorities in the United States sometimes requires translations into languages other than English, for example, to study Hispanics, Asian Americans, or Native Americans. For all ethnic ...

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