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“I am most enthusiastic about this book. I designed the course and was thrilled to see that I finally found a good PSYCHOLOGY book with these incredible authors who are so well-respected in their field.”

—Alyson L. Burns-Glover, Pacific University of Oregon

“Well-organized and comprehensive coverage of ethnic psychology.”

—Judith Chapman, Saint Joseph's University

This comprehensive, research-based text allows undergraduate psychology students to explore fundamental issues and methods that distinguish the field of ethnic psychology within mainstream psychology. Combining theory with practical examples, it examines ethnic identities, acculturation, and biculturalism, while aiming to increase readers' sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge regarding the role of ethnicity and culture in human behavior.

Key Features

Diverse authorship that includes respected African American, Latino, and Asian American researchers; Significant theoretical formulations (on ethnic identity, acculturation, biculturalism, ...

Introduction
Introduction

You are reading this book in exciting and challenging times. The country and the rest of the world are experiencing great mobility across borders, bringing people from different cultures into contact with each other. Financial problems in the United States at the end of 2008 have brought economic challenges and difficulties not just to the United States but also to many other countries. The U.S. Census Bureau is predicting that within a generation, the country will be so ethnically diverse that European Americans will no longer be the majority. In 2009, we welcomed the inauguration of the first ethnic minority president in the more than 200 years of history of the country. These and many other momentous events support the need for all of ...

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