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Culture and Mental Health

Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

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Culture and Mental Health takes a critical look at the research pertaining to common psychological disorders, examining how mental health can be studied from and vary according to different cultural perspectives. Introduces students to the main topics and issues in the area of mental health using culture as the focus Emphasizes issues that pertain to conceptualization, perception, health-seeking behaviors, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the context of cultural variations Reviews and actively encourages the reader to consider issues related to reliability, validity and standardization of commonly used psychological assessment instruments among different cultural groups Highlights the widely used DSM-IV-TR categorization of culture-bound syndromes

Author Biography

Sussie Eshun is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition to clinical practice, she has several publications on the role of culture in suicide, depression, and stress. She has developed and taught several courses on culture, adjustment, and human development, and is a strong advocate for including empirical research on cultural diversity in the curriculum. Regan A. R. Gurung is Chair of the Human Development Department and Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He is also co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program and is winner of the Founder's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Founder's Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He is also the author of Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (2nd edition) and co-editor of Getting Culture: Incorporating Diversity across the Curriculum (2009).
Release date NZ
January 16th, 2009
Contributors
Edited by Regan A. R. Gurung Edited by Sussie Eshun
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
368
Dimensions
170x244x19
ISBN-13
9781405169820
Product ID
3089540

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