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Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology



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Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology
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SAGE Reference is proud to announce the Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology. During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved to what can be considered a significant and rapidly growing subfield within psychology. This volume represent a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic and minority issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. Coverage includes contributions from all the major areas including: social; developmental; methodological; clinical; industrial/organizational; health; educational; and school and family psychology. Key features include: - supportive discussion on culture, not race, as the best way to understand differences among individuals; - a focuses on culture to provide a reference to the terms, concepts and issues used in this field; - a thorough overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic and minority issues and covers all of the major ethnic groups and subgroups; - a discussion on the sociological issues as well as conceptual issues relevant to the field of multicultural psychology. Key themes include: - Conceptual Issues; - Cultural Concerns; - Ethnic Groups; - Indigenous Concerns; - Measurement; - Professional Organizations; - Psychopathology; - Sociological Issue; - Treatment. Topics covered include: - academic achievement; - acculturation; - affirmative action; - community interventions; - education; - health; - immigrants; - prejudice; - racial identity development; - social ecology; - stereotyping; - teaching multiculturalism; - tokenism; - values; - violence; - worldviews.

Author Biography

Yolanda Jackson is Associate Professor at the University of Kansas with a joint appointment in the Departments of Psychology and Human Development & Family Life. She is one of four core faculty members in the APA-accredited Clinical Child Psychology Program and is responsible for teaching the graduate-level diversity course requirement in both the Clinical Child Program and the General Clinical Program. For the past decade, she has taught Diversity Issues in Clinical Psychology. She does research on ethnic minority psychology and multicultural issues and is involved in several projects addressing the mental health needs of children of color and has recently published a paper on doing research with ethnic minority populations. In addition, she supervises several undergraduate research projects focused on diversity issues, including projects on self-perceptions of African American girls that have won research awards. In addition to this research, she publishes regularly in the top journals of her field and frequently presents at conferences throughout the country. She is often invited to speak to professional groups on diversity and multicultural topics.
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2006
Edited by Yolanda Kaye Jackson
Country of Publication
United States
SAGE Publications Inc
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