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Black and White Racial Identity Theory, Research, and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0275946126

ISBN-13: 9780275946128

Edition: N/A

Authors: Janet E. Helms

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This book examines the major theories of Black and White racial identity. Moreover, theoretical perspectives that were originally developed to describe social fomentation have been updated and expanded to explain the role of racial identity in counseling dyads, social relationships, and groups. Measures for assessing racial identity are described. Original research addresses the relationship of racial identity to other personality characteristics such as value orientations, decision-making styles and counseling process variables such as satisfaction, counselor strategies, and client reactions. Part 1 presents basic racial identity theory and measurement issues as they pertain to individuals and intergroup functioning. Ideally this material will be useful to persons who are seeking a basic introduction to Black and White racial identity theory. Part 2 introduces empirical attempts to examine the correlates of racial identity. This section is primarily intended for the reader who is interested in generating research questions and/or evaluating some of those that already have been generated. Part 3 includes speculative and empirical chapters that study the influence of racial identity on everyday interactions. This material also describes the influence of racial identity attitudes on various kinds of counseling interactions. The final chapter presents models for promoting identity development. This book should appeal to anyone interested in the social and behavioral sciences, including psychiatry, social work, and cross cultural psychology; nursing and education.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166

Theory and Measurement of Racial Identity
Introduction: Review of Racial Identity Terminology An Overview of Black Racial Identity Theory The Measurement of Black Racial Identity Attitudes Toward a Model of White Racial Identity Development Development of the White Racial Identity Inventory Psychological Correlates of Racial Identity The Beginnings of a Diagnostic Model of Racial Identity White Racial Identity Attitudes and Cultural Values
The Relationship between Black Racial Identity Attitudes and Cognitive Styles Practical Applications of Racial Identity Theory Counseling Attitudinal and Behavioral Predispositions
The Black/White Interaction Model Does Race or Racial Identity Attitudes Influence the Counseling Process in Black and White Dyads?
Black Racial Identity Attitudes and White Therapist Cultural Sensitivity in Cross-Racial Therapy Dyads
An Exploratory Study Applying the Interaction Model to Social Dyads Generalizing Racial Identity Interaction Theory to Groups Interventions for Promoting Better Racial Identity Development
Author Index
Subject Index