Psychology of Blacks

ISBN-10: 0131827731

ISBN-13: 9780131827738

Edition: 4th 2011 (Revised)

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This book highlights the limitations of traditional psychological theories and approaches when applied to African descent people. It provides information on how the African Centered Perspective is defined, as well as how it operates in the context of the African American family with regard to identity development, education, mental health, research, and managing contemporary issues. It links the context of African American life to the traditions, values and spiritual essence of their African ancestors in an attempt to acknowledge the African worldview and assist the African American community in addressing some of the challenges they will face in the 21st century. Includes a thorough annotated bibliography for further reading.African Centered Psychology in the Modern Era, The African American Family, The Struggle for Identity Congruence, Psychological Issues in Education, Contemporary Approaches to Developmental Psychology, Mental Health Issues, Praxis in African American Psychology: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations, African Centered Psychology and Issues in the 21st Century.Psychologists or counselors working with the African American population.
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/7/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902

White is Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California at Irvine

Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D.: Dr. Thomas A. Parham is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling and Health Services and an adjunct faculty member at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Parham is a Past President and Distinguished Psychologist of the National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), a Past President of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (a division of ACA), and a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association, as well as ACA.

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
About the Authors
Building for Eternity
African-Centered Psychology in the Modern Era
Definitions
Historical Themes in Psychological Research
Inferiority Models
Deficit-Deficiency Model
Multicultural Model
Black Behavioral Norms
The African Worldview
Persistence of the African-Centered Worldview
African-Centered Psychology Comes of Age
The Development of Black Psychology-The Modern Era
Chronology of the Presidents of the Association of Black Psychologists
The Spiritual Core of African-Centered Psychology
Missing Elements
The Core of Spirituality
The Assumptions of Spirituality
The Manifestation of Spiritual Energy
Closing
Spiritual Illness
The African-American Family
The Herskovits-Frazier Debate
Snap Shots vs. Videotapes
The Indictment and Response to Black Family Life: White vs. Black Portrayals
Contemporary Demographic Profiles
Challenges Confronting Today's Families of African Descent
Poverty of Spirit
Poverty of Affirmation
Poverty of Opportunity
Poverty of Hope and Optimism
Endnotes
Coping With Racism and Oppression: Social Disparities That Impact Black Lives
Remembering a Racist Past
W. E. B. DU Bois and the Souls of Black Folk: Racism and Oppression-Then and Now
The Souls of Black Folk: Then-Racism and Oppression at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century
The Atlanta Compromise and the Rise of Booker T Washington
The Souls of Black Folk: Now-Racism and Oppression at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century
Saltwater Fish in a Fresh Water World: Racism and Acculturation-Reframing the Discourse
A Contemporary Look at Oppression
African-American Loyalty to a Nation That Gives Less Than Equal Return on Investment
The Challenges of Micro- and Macro-Aggressions
Closing Thoughts
The Struggle For Identity Congruence in African Americans
Social Pathology of American Life
Balancing Two Competing Worldviews
The Psychology of Nigrescence
Contemporary Views
Summary
The Psychology of African-Centered Education
No Child Left Behind
No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Testing vs. Teaching
Educational Innovations from the Obama Administration
The Challenges of Education Beyond 2010
Academic Profile Cautions
Correlates of Achievement
Academic Achievement Motivation
Self-Efficacy
Poverty
Self-Concept
Value Orientation as a Correlate
Teacher Expectations as a Correlate
Parent Education Attainment
Family Background as a Correlate
Educational Challenges for the New Millennium
Promising Practices
An African-Centered Ideology
The Reciprocal Nature of Education and Health Care
Summary
Mental Health Issues Among African-American People
Mental Health or Mental Illness: A Question of Perspective
Therapeutic Prognosis: Contradictory Findings
Help-Seeking Behaviors in African Americans
Recommendations for Service Delivery
The Influence of Identity States on the Therapeutic Relationship
Training Service Providers
African-American Psychology Proposed Practice Competencies (Parham, 2005)
Awareness
Knowledge
Skills
Applications of an African-Centered Psychology: The Juvenile Offender
Introduction
African Americans and the Criminal Justice System: Policing, Courts, and Corrections
Historical Origins of African-American Males and the Criminal Justice System
The Relationships Between Family Dynamics, Delinquency, and Violence
The Relationship Between Identity Development Delinquency, and Violence
The Relationship Between Academic Achievement, Delinquency, and Violence
Implementation and Practical Strategies
Home Environment
School Environment
Community Environment
Practical Strategies
Education- and Training-Related Strategies
Prevention and Intervention Program Strategies
Consultation and Training Strategies
Research Strategies
Summary
African-Centered Psychology: A Look Beyond 2010 to 2020
The Value of Praxis in African-American Psychology
Emerging Perspectives in Pursuit of a Consensus
African Psychological Literature
Al��n�: African-Centered Psychology and Spirituality-Toward an Inclusive Epistemology
Aspirations of Relevance
Avoid Becoming Secondary Scholars
Social Engineering
Pharmacotherapy
Personal Congruence
African-American Psychology: Evolution of An Idea-A Selected Annotated Bibliography
A Selected Annotated Bibliography
African Ontological Narratives (History)
Africanisms and Diasporan African World
The History and Evolution af African (Black) Psychology
African-American Psychology: General Studies
Personality and Identity Development
Assessment and Appraisal
African-Centered Education
Counseling/Clinical Therapeutic Interventions
African-American Family
Culture, Worldview, and Philosophy
African Spiritual Traditions
General Readings
Afterword
References
Index
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