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African American Psychology

African American Psychology
Theory, Research, and Practice

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September 1992 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
In an effort to help develop an approach to psychology that is consistent with the African American experience, African American Psychology provides a comprehensive overview for a better understanding of African American behavior and personality. This outstanding collection of papers drawn from The Journal of Black Psychology points out that Eurocentric behavior is inherent not only in most psychological theory but also in the research methods developed to test psychological theories. As such, those who try to understand the African American experience must not limit themselves to traditional concepts or research methods. The five sections of this outstanding volume cover both alternative and theoretical perspectives and new approaches to conducting research, the diversity of structure in African American families and the forces affecting them, African American children, and two controversial but critical areas of study: intelligence and cognition. African American Psychology is an appropriate volume for students and professionals of psychology, sociology, social work, education, counseling, and human services. "The volume is of significance in its broad coverage of this often- neglected aspect of the field. Advanced undergraduate through professional." --Choice "This book points out the various roles Black psychologists must play to address the Eurocentric bias in psychology. It does a very good job at giving the reader an overview of the activities and ideologies of these psychologists." --Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

Abridged Contents
Theory, Research and Practice
African American Families
African American Children
Cognitive and Measurement Issues
Differential Approaches in Psychology
Social and Health

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ISBN: 9780803947665