“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.
Diverse authorship that includes respected African American, Latino, and Asian American researchers; Significant theoretical formulations (on ethnic identity, acculturation, biculturalism, etc.) are covered, offering students a foundation for examining the relationship between ethnicity and human behavior, adjustment, and social conditions; Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter provide practical applications of key topics, while boxes and side bars give examples of relevant research, data, and commentary; Chapter-ending key terms, Learn by Doing exercises, and suggested readings reinforce comprehension and retention
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Multicultural Psychology, Psychology of Ethnic Groups, Minority Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology and similar classes.
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 ...