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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 ...

Social and Psychological Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Identity
Social and psychological perspectives on ethnic and racial identity

In September 1931, distinguished anthropologist Margaret Mead ventured from New York City to study the way sex roles are characterized in different cultural groups. After a long journey across the United States and the Pacific Ocean, she and her then husband, Reo Fortune, landed in New Guinea. Her meticulously and carefully conducted ethnographic study provided her with sufficient information to publish in 1935 the now-classic book, Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies, where she describes the contrasting personalities of men and women from three New Guinea villages. The first group she contacted and studied lived in the Prince Alexander Mountains located in New Guinea's northwestern corner. In ...

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