Multicultural Psychology Understanding Our Diverse Communities

ISBN-10: 0199766916
ISBN-13: 9780199766918
Edition: 3rd 2012
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List price: $124.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Multicultural Psychology: Understanding Our Diverse Communities, Third Edition, combines quantitative and qualitative research with anecdotal material to examine an array of multicultural issues and capture the richness of diverse cultures. The text focuses on such compelling topics asdifferences in worldviews, communication, racial and cultural identity development, racism, and immigration. Other issues covered in the text include gender, sexuality, age, and ability. The authors provide a strong, vivid, and personal voice to the text, richly populating it with anecdotes fromthemselves, their students, and other contributors, and using them as central points around which to build their case for multicultural issues based on science.

Dr. Jeffery Scott Mio is a professor in the Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma, where he also serves as the Director of the M.S. in Psychology program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1984. Dr. Mio has taught multicultural psychology since 1986. He is a Fellow in Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethinic Minority Issues) of the American Psychological Association, as well as a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association and the Western psychological Association. Dr. Lori A. Barker is a professor in the Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma. Dr. Barker is a licensed clinical psychologist and also works part-time as the Administrative Director of the Cal Poly Pomona, Ennis W. Cosby, Child and Family Services Friendmobile. Dr. Barker received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. Jaydee Santos Tumambing graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma, in 2003 with her M.S. in Psychology, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is now in private practice in the Los Angeles area.

About the Authors
Preface
What Is Multicultural Psychology?
What is Multicultural Psychology?
Narrow and Broad Definitions of Culture
Culture and Worldview
What Is Race?
Multicultural Psychology versus Cross-Cultural Psychology
Why Do We Need the Field of Multicultural Psychology?
Multiculturalism as the Fourth Force Understanding the Cultural Context of Behavior
The Biopsychosocial Model
The Basic Tenets of Multicultural Theory Historical Background
Dubious Beginnings We Begin to Define Ourselves
Gender Differences Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues
The Rise of Multiculturalism
Summary
Multicultural Issues Involving Research and Testing
Research Methods in Psychology
The General Research Model
The White Standard Internal versus External Validity
Quantitative Versus Qualitative Research
Quantitative Approaches Qualitative Approaches
Equivalence of Measures
Qualitative Approaches and Gender Qualitative Approaches and Older Populations
Experimental Designs Psychological Testing
Intelligence Testing
Intelligence, Context, and Older Adults Alternative Conceptions of Intelligence Personality and Diagnostic Testing
Summary
Cultural Differences in Worldviews
Different Perspectives for Looking at Cultures
Imposing a Worldview
Understanding Differences from Within
Male and Female Perspectives
Well-Meaning Clashes
Individualism Versus Collectivism
The Individual and Society
Guilt versus Shame Face
Giving and Social Support
Value Orientation and Worldviews
Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck's Value Orientation
Model Derald Wing Sue's Worldview Model
Ethnic Minority Worldview
Worldview of Women
Worldview of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals
Summary
Cultural Differences in Communication
Cultural Rules Nonverbal Aspects of Language
Proxemics
Kinesics
Paralanguage
High Versus Low-Context Communication
Direct versus Indirect Communication
Ethnic Minority Patterns of Communication
African Americans
Latinos/as American-Indians
Communication Patterns of the Elderly
Gender Differences in Communication
Bilingual Communication
Cognitive Consequences of Bilingualism
Social Consequences of Bilingualism
Summary
Immigrants, Refugees, and the Acculturation Process
Immigrants and Refugees
Immigrants
Refugees
Common Experiences of Immigrants and Refugees
Language Barriers
Support Networks
Family Hierarchies
New Family Roles
Employment
Education
Acculturation
"Old" and "New" Immigrants
Models of Acculturation
Acculturation of Immigrants
Acculturation of Ethnic Minority Populations
The Migration Process
Ecological Context and Fit
Summary
Sterotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
Categorizations of Race and Ethnicity
Stereotype Threat
The Development of Negative Stereotypes
Racism
Overt versus Covert Racism
The Response to Hurricane Katrina: A Case of Covert, Unintentional Racism?
Aversive Racism Racial
Microaggressions
White Privilege
Summary
Cultural Identity Development
A Model of Personal Identity
Racial Identity Development
African American Identity Development
White Identity Development
Chicano/Latino Identity Development
Brief Overview of Asian American/Pilipino
American Identity Development
Multiracial Identity Development
Gay/Lesbian Identity Development
Racial and Cultural Identity Development
Model Other Identities
A Critique of the Stage Models
Multiple Layering of Identities
Summary
Culture and Health
Health and Health Behaviors
Health Disparities Defined
Causes of Health Disparities
Racism
Poverty
Structural Barriers
Access to the Health Care System
Differential Treatment
Mistrust of the Health Care System
Why Should We Care?
Bringing About Change
Sickle Cell Anemia
A Case Study
Summary
Culture and Mental Health
Culture and Diagnosis
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
A Classification System
Culture and the Expression of Symptoms
Cultural Group Differences and Mental Health
The Epidemiologic Catchment Area Project (ECA)
National Comorbidity Survey (NCS)
The Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Studies (CPES)
Ethnic/Racial Groups Not Well Represented in the Large Epidemiological Studies
Critique of the Epidemiologic Studies
Conclusions from Existing Data
Gender Differences
Culture-Bound Syndromes
Eating Disorders: An American Culture-Bound Syndrome?
Culture and the Treatment of Mental Disorders
Underutilization of Mental Health Services
Barriers to Treatment
Culture-Bound Values as Barriers
Class-Bound Values as Barriers
Language as a Barrier
Experience with Racism
Culturally Sensitive Therapeutic Approaches
The Training of Mental Health Professionals: Multicultural Competence
Cultural Matching
Culture-Specific Therapies
Example of a Culture-Specific Approach: African-Centered Psychology
Treatment Issues and Strategies for Sexual Minorities
Summary
Where Do We Go From Here? Building Multicultural Competence
How to Increase Your Multicultural Competence
The Multicultural Competencies
Awareness of Your Own Cultural Attitudes
The Four F Reactions
Freeze
Flee
Fight
Fright
The Five D's of Difference
Distancing
Denial
Defensiveness
Devaluing
Discovery
The Three S's of Similarity
Simple
Safe
Sane
Examining Your Biases, Prejudices, and Stereotypes
Learning about Your Own Culture
Understanding Other Worldviews
Learning Key Historical Events
Becoming Aware of Sociopolitical Issues
Knowing Basic Values and Beliefs
Understanding Cultural Practices
Knowing the Dynamics of Racism, Discrimination, and Stereotyping
Development of Culturally Appropriate Interpersonal Skills
Education and Training
Experience and Practice
Saying "I Don't Know" and Asking Questions
Travel
Being an Ally
An Attitude of Discovery and Courage
Summary
Glossary
References
Credits
Index

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