African American Psychology From Africa to America

ISBN-10: 1412999545
ISBN-13: 9781412999540
Edition: 3rd 2014
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Description: This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values,  More...

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List price: $103.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 664
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Each chapter integrates African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans, thereby illustrating how contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in this country.Key FeaturesEmphasizes the importance of culture in understanding behavior by providing accessible descriptions of concepts and research specifically relevant to African American culture Offers a broad, integrative perspective by including theory and research from both the traditional American psychology literature and the newer Afrocentric literature Enhances student learning by incorporating a consistent pedagogical design throughout

Faye Z. Belgrave (Ph.D., University of Maryland) is Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University and founder and director of the Center for Cultural Experiences in Prevention.nbsp; Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of HIV and substance abuse prevention.nbsp; Her research focuses on the role of culture and context in preventive interventions and onnbsp;issues of gender and women.nbsp; Dr. Belgrave has published extensively and is an invited speaker on these topics.nbsp; In collaboration with community partners, she has implemented several prevention programs targeting African American adolescents.nbsp; These programs have been beneficial in increasing cultural attributes and in preventing and/or decreasing drug use and associated negative behaviors among adolescents.nbsp; Dr. Belgrave serves as an expert advisor on several national committees and agencies including the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.nbsp; She is the recipient of many national awards for her work with African American populations including the Association of Black Psychologists Distinguished Psychologists Award and the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Dalmas Taylor Award for a distinguished career in psychology.

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction and Historical Foundation
Introduction to African American Psychology
Introduction, Definition, and Conceptual Frameworks
Historical Perspective on the Psychological Study of African Americans
Self-Determination
Status of African American Psychology Today
Methodological and Research Issues
Critical Analysis
Summary
African-Centered Psychology
Introduction to African-Centered Psychology and the Africentric Worldview
African American Psychologists and African-Centered Psychology
African Philosophy
African-Centered Research With African Americans
Methodological and Research Issues
Empirically Based Practices in Africentric Psychology
Critical Analysis
Summary
Note
Self-Attributes and Identity
Introductions, Definitions, and Conceptual Framework
Self-Concept Among African Americans
Identity: Development and Change
Models of Racial Identity
Sexual Identity
Acculturation, Racial Socialization, and Gender Roles
Methodological and Research Issues
Promising and Empirically Supported Practices for Increasing Positive Self-Attributes
Critical Analysis
Summary
Race and Racism
Introduction, Definitions, and Historical Overview
Types of Racism
Consequences of Racism
Coping With Racism
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidenced-Based Practices for Reducing Racism
Critical Analysis
Summary
Social Systems and Structures
Kinship and Family
Definitions and Historical Background on African American Families
African American Family Structure
What Does the African American Family Look Like?
Strengths, Coping, and Parenting Patterns
Impact of Oppression and Discriminatory Policies on African American Families
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidenced-Based Practices for Strengthening African American Families
Critical Analysis
Summary
Note
Education and Work
Introduction and Overview
Perspectives on the Educational Experiences of African Americans
Culture in Education
Perspectives on Work, Career, Vocations, and Employment
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Educational Outcomes
Critical Analysis
Summary
Notes
Neighborhoods and Communities
Introduction and Overview
Demographic and Historical Perspectives on the African American Community
Theoretical Perspectives on Communities
Research on African American Communities
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidence-Based Practice and Policy for Community and Neighborhood Improvement
Critical Analysis
Summary
Note
Individual and Developmental Processes
Interpersonal and Close Relationships
Introduction, Definitions, and Historical Perspectives
Friendships and Peer Relationships
Romantic Relationships
Interpersonal Attraction
Interracial Attitudes, Friendships, and Relationships
LGBT Relationships
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidenced-Based Practices for Improving Relationships
Critical Analysis
Summary
Cognition, Learning, and Language
Introduction, Definitions, and Historical Framework
Cognitive Styles
Learning Styles
Language
Methodological and Research Issues
Promising Practices for Increasing Cognitive and Language Skills
Critical Analysis
Summary
Religion and Spirituality
Introduction, Definitions, and Background
Historical Influences
Contemporary African American Churches
Spirituality, Religion, and Well-Being
Contemporary Topics
Methodological and Research Issues
Empirically Based Practices Using Religion and Spirituality
Critical Analysis
Summary
Notes
Life-Span Development
Introduction and Definitions
Demographics
Theoretical Perspectives on the Development of African Americans
Research on the Development of African Americans
Methodological and Research Issues
Interventions and Best Practices for Improving Developmental Outcomes
Critical Analysis
Summary
Note
Adjustment and Adaptation
Health, Illness, and Disability
Introduction, Definitions, and Background
Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Health Care Utilization
Models of Health and Illness Behaviors
Selected Health and Illness Conditions Among African Americans
Methodological and Research Issues
Evidence-Based Practices for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality
Critical Analysis
Summary
Psychosocial Adaptation and Mental Health
Introduction and Definitions
Theoretical Perspectives and Conceptualizations of Psychological Dysfunction Among African Americans
Data on Mental Health of African Americans
Methodological and Research Issues
Programs and Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Mental Health Outcomes
Critical Analysis
Summary
Note
Drug Use and Abuse
Introductions, Definitions, and Historical Perspectives
Current Drug Use Among African Americans
Cause's and Consequences of Drug Use
Methodological and Research Issues
Best Practices for Preventing and Treating Drug Use
Critical Analysis
Summary
Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior
Introduction
Prosocial Behavior
Antisocial Behavior
Methodological and Research Issues
Best Practices for Increasing Prosocial Behavior and Decreasing Antisocial Behavior
Critical Analysis
Summary
Concluding Note
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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