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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 ...

Depression in Ethnic Minorities: Latinos and Latinas, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans
Depression in ethnic minorities: Latinos and latinas, african americans, asian americans, and native americans

This chapter examines the recent literature related to depression in ethnic minority groups. First, we present information about the status of depression in the general population, including the prevalence rates and risk factors for this disorder. Then, we review the literature on depression and ethnicity/race to evaluate whether ethnicity or race has a relationship with depression. The theoretical approach that informs the interpretation of the findings from the literature on depression and ethnic minorities is based on the notion that people are more vulnerable to develop depression as a result of their subordinated and defeated status (as is ...

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