The Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States
- Pamela Balls Organista - University of San Francisco, USA
- Gerardo Marin - University of San Francisco, USA
- Kevin M. Chun - University of San Francisco, USA
"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.
“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.”
"The authors have provided a solid resource to the growing database on multicultural psychology. There are two outstanding features of the text that are worth mentioning. First, at the outset of every chapter (except the final chapter), the authors provide a vignette that illustrates practical applications of chapter material. The second major contribution of this book is the “Learning by Doing” exercises . . . These activities—or “mini-studies” as the authors describe them—will assist the reader in learning the information experientially and affectively, in addition to processing the information on an intellectual level."
I chose this book because of its layout, the depth and breadth of its content, and the availability of supplemental resources. It has a comprehensive approach that I think my undergraduate students will enjoy because this is a capstone course.
Covers ethnic groups in the US and it is difficult to find a text such as this.
Covered a wide range of ethnic groups that were relevant for the course. It was less expensive than other options and the text was structured in a way that was easy to read for my students.
This is an interesting an informative boook but is only a small part of the ethnic diversity which I plan to cover, hence its status as supplemental
there are several chapters that suit very well the structure of my course, but the whole book does not cover it well
An easy read and simplified understanding on diversity. Chapt. 5, "Intersecting Identities" gave a very insightful understanding of the many factors that play into one's identity.
Was great book. I could not wait to use it. Was using it as the primary text. However, an insufficient number of students enrolled for the course and the university decided not to offer the course this semester. It may come up later or I may be able to use the book in another course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Ethnic Diversity and Psychology