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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 ...

Interventions with Ethnic Minority Populations: The Legacy and Promise of Community Psychology
Interventions with ethnic minority populations: The legacy and promise of community psychology

Since its inception in 1965, the field of community psychology has developed into a powerful framework for how psychologists can conceptualize, develop, and implement research and intervention protocols within ethnic populations. This chapter provides a brief history and overview of the tenets of community psychology, emphasizing a commitment to prevention, ecological validity, cultural pluralism, cultural specificity, and contextualism. By describing seminal research conducted in minority populations, we highlight evidence-based work carried out in community psychology to date and suggest challenges and starting points for future research opportunities. Toward this end, this chapter seeks to emphasize community psychology's role in prevention science and ...

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