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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 ...

Conceptualization and Models: The Meaning(s) of Difference in Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Conceptualization and models: The meaning(s) of difference in racial and ethnic minority psychology

Psychology has historically provided a variety of labels and taxonomies of individual and group differences. In this discourse on difference, however, the language of psychology is not just descriptive, and it is certainly not value neutral. Several general models have been used in conceptualizing differences in racial and ethnic minority psychology. One model is “universalism” (Bourne, 1991), in which work in the field is put forth explicitly or implicitly as equally applicable to all populations, when in fact it is undergirded by a particular cultural worldview. Historically, European American psychology has favored this “main effects” view, seeing all human behavior ...

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