“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: “Son, I've lost something.”
- Influential Models of Health
- Culture, Ethnicity, and Health
- Health Disparities Among Ethnic Groups
- Culturally Competent Health Care
- Chapter Summary
- Key Terms
- Learning by Doing
- Suggested Further Readings
VIGNETTE: “Son, I've lost something.”
Carmen is a 42-year-old woman of Mexican and Pima Indian ancestry. She is divorced with three children who range in age from 13 to 20 years old. Carmen grew up near Tucson, Arizona. She is one of five living children (her eldest brother, Joaquin, died two years ago from a massive heart attack). Her mother, Lucy, died just last year at the age of 63 from a severe stroke due to diabetes complications. Carmen was devastated by the loss of her mother, who had ...