“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.
- Vignette: “Call me ‘Jessie,’ not ‘Josefina!’”
- Defining Acculturation
- Acculturation, Assimilation, and Segmented Assimilation
- Models of Acculturation
- Generational Differences and Acculturation
- Acculturative Stress
- Measuring Acculturation
- Levels of Acculturation
- Chapter Summary
- Key Terms
- Learning by Doing
- Suggested Further Readings
VIGNETTE: “Call me ‘Jessie,’ not ‘Josefina!’”
Josefina was born in Chicago's heavily Latino Little Pilsen neighborhood. Carlos and Maria, her parents, left Puerto Rico in their early 20s and met in Chicago while working at a factory Carlos and Maria miss the island and their relatives and Puerto Rican food. Fortunately, Little Pilsen had a good number of markets that sold all the food staples that Carlos and Maria missed including plantains [Page 100]and gandules. Carlos often expresses concern for how his kids are not as respectful ...