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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 years to come.

A Profile of Ethnic Minority Psychology: A Pipeline Perspective
A profile of ethnic minority psychology: A pipeline perspective
Introduction and Organization

Tracking demographics among scientists and engineers has a relatively recent history. It was only in the mid-1970s that organizations, researchers, and policymakers began paying close attention to the gender and racial/ethnic composition of their workforces, among the first demographics to be tracked (census excluded). Since that time, however, measuring diversity has become an accepted part of research and policy. Gender and race/ethnicity data are collected by the American Psychological Association (APA) and other associations and agencies in membership surveys, employment and salary surveys, surveys of departments, as well as in surveys of APA governance. Diversity is important because it tells us how representative psychology is of ...

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