Multicultural Psychology

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-07-26
  • Publisher: Routledge

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For courses in Cross-Cultural Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, and Psychology of Race and Ethnicity.

This text introduces students to cultural and minority status issues in psychology, and the role of multicultural issues in mainstream research. It focuses on multiple cultural groups that co-exist in the United States, and the sociopolitical aspects of this co-existence. An emphasis on empirical research findings complements the “real life” relevance of multicultural psychology.

This book provides an introduction to an overview of cultural and minority status issues in psychology, and the role of multicultural issues in mainstream research. It focuses on multiple cultural groups that co-exist in the United States and the sociopolitical aspects of this co-existence. An emphasis on empirical research findings compliments the "real life" relevance of multicultural psychology that is also addressed.

Multicultural issues in psychology, how multicultural issues connect with Biological, Social, Personality, and Developmental Psychology. Issues involving women and ethnic minority groups, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, American Indians, and Multiethnic Americans.

For individuals seeking to understand sociocultural issues in psychology.

Author Biography

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Dr. Hall was previously a professor of psychology at Kent State University and the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are in the cultural context of psychopathology. Dr. Hall is currently investigating cultural moderators of the effectiveness of treatments for depression with Asian Americans of treatments that are empirically-supported for other groups. This work is part of the Asian American Center on Disparities Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Hall was President of the American Psychological Association Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) and is the President of the Asian American Psychological Association from which he received the Distinguished Contribution Award. He is Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology and Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Multicultural Issues in the Context of Psychologyp. 1
What is Multicultural Psychology?p. 2
Cultural Diversity and Mainstream Psychologyp. 3
The Importance of Multicultural Issuesp. 5
Definitions of Multicultural Psychology, Race, Ethnicity, Culture, and Minority Statusp. 7
Social Classp. 9
Models of Racial/Ethnic Identityp. 9
Cross Model of Racial Identityp. 10
Helms Model of White Racial Identityp. 12
Sellers et al. Multidimensional Model of Racial Identityp. 13
Phinney Model of Ethnic Identityp. 14
Poston Biracial Identity Development Modelp. 15
Models of Acculturationp. 16
Berry Model of Acculturationp. 16
LaFromboise, Coleman, and Gerton Models of Acculturationp. 17
Multicultural Research Methodsp. 20
Quantitative Research Methodsp. 20
Theory-Guided Researchp. 20
Sampling Issuesp. 21
Recruitment of Participantsp. 22
Ethnic and Racial Identificationp. 24
Cultural Equivalence of Constructs and Measuresp. 26
Culture-Specific Constructsp. 29
Data Analysesp. 30
Qualitative Research Methodsp. 32
Communication and Dissemination of Findingsp. 33
Biological Psychologyp. 35
Genetic Psychologyp. 35
Genes and Intelligencep. 38
Genetics and Alcohol Usep. 38
Evolutionary Psychologyp. 39
Evolution and Ethnic Identityp. 40
Health Psychologyp. 42
Eating Disordersp. 42
Discrimination and Blood Pressurep. 45
Discrimination and Substance Usep. 47
Discrimination and Birth Outcomesp. 48
Discrimination and Chronic Health Problemsp. 48
Developmental Psychologyp. 51
Racial and Ethnic Socializationp. 52
Racial and Ethnic Discriminationp. 54
A Developmental Model of Children's Perceptions of Discriminationp. 55
Early Childhoodp. 57
Middle/Late Childhoodp. 57
Adolescencep. 59
Developmental Changes in Ethnic Identity During Adolescencep. 59
Effects of Racial and Ethnic Identity During Adolescencep. 61
Late Adolescence/Early Adulthoodp. 64
Social Psychologyp. 68
Current Forms of Discriminationp. 68
Intergroup Stereotypes and Social Dominancep. 70
Intergroup Relations in School Settingsp. 71
Stereotype Threatp. 75
Reducing Intergroup Prejudicep. 78
Affirmative Actionp. 80
Psychology in the Context of Multicultural Issuesp. 85
African Americansp. 86
Historyp. 86
1600s-1800s: Slavery and the Civil Warp. 87
1900s-1930s: Racism and Separatismp. 88
1940s-1970s: Civil Rightsp. 89
1980s-2000s: Dismantling of Affirmative Action, but Hope for the Futurep. 90
Cultural Values and Identityp. 92
Family Issuesp. 93
Mental Healthp. 96
Academic Achievement and Career Developmentp. 97
Career Developmentp. 99
Asian Pacific Americansp. 102
Historyp. 103
Early Immigrationp. 103
Asian Pacific Americans in Hawaiip. 105
Japanese American Incarceration During World War IIp. 105
Repeal of Immigration Restrictionsp. 106
Southeast Asian Immigrationp. 107
Recent Immigrationp. 107
Asian American Identity and Civil Rightsp. 108
Cultural Values and Identityp. 109
Family Issuesp. 112
Intergenerational Cultural Gapsp. 112
Family Obligationsp. 113
Mental Healthp. 114
Academic Achievement and Career Developmentp. 116
Latino/a Americansp. 119
Historyp. 120
Mexican Americansp. 121
Puerto Rican Americansp. 123
Cuban Americansp. 123
Other Latin Americansp. 124
Cultural Values and Identityp. 125
Family Issuesp. 127
Mental Healthp. 130
Acculturationp. 130
Discriminationp. 131
Academic Achievement and Career Developmentp. 132
American Indians and Alaska Nativesp. 135
Historyp. 136
Displacement by Europeansp. 137
Early American Historyp. 137
Government Interventionsp. 138
Civil Rightsp. 140
Cultural Values and Identityp. 141
Family Issuesp. 143
Mental Healthp. 144
Academic Achievement and Career Developmentp. 146
Multiracial Americansp. 150
Historyp. 153
Cultural Values and Identityp. 156
Family Issuesp. 159
Mental Healthp. 161
Academic Achievement and Career Developmentp. 162
Referencesp. 164
Biographical Sketchp. 193
Author Indexp. 195
Subject Indexp. 207
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Great Work April 28, 2011
Hall's textbook does a great job of helping those in the psychology field obtain the much needed cultural information that is often lacking in this area. The scientific basis he uses to address this is also much needed. I guess it is really easy for those who have the privilege to deny it. As a psychologist, the power of denial comes as no surprise to me, in any color. It's a great textbook that you should buy and read it it's also a cheap textbook.
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