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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 ...

Stress, Coping, and Minority Health: Biopsychosocial Perspective on Ethnic Health Disparities
Stress, coping, and minority health: Biopsychosocial perspective on ethnic health disparities

Current epidemiological evidence indicates a persistent disparity in health status, morbidity, and mortality among racial/ethnic minorities relative to Caucasians. Regardless of the health and social status criteria used, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and many South Pacific and Southeast Asian groups carry a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality and are overrepresented among those suffering from the greatest social disadvantage (Flack et al, 1995; National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS], 2000). The social imperative we face today is to identify those factors that contribute to or maintain these persistent health disparities and to design innovative interventions to close the gaps. Driven by the dual ...

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