African American Psychology: From Africa to America / Edition 2

African American Psychology: From Africa to America / Edition 2

by Faye Z. (Zollicoffer) Belgrave, Kevin W. (Wendell) Allison
     
 

Belgrave and Allison (both Virginia Commonwealth U.) present a textbook designed for semester-long undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, ethnic and Black studies, African American psychology, and related fields. Coverage includes an introduction to African American psychology and Africentric psychology, social systems and structures, individual and… See more details below

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Belgrave and Allison (both Virginia Commonwealth U.) present a textbook designed for semester-long undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology, ethnic and Black studies, African American psychology, and related fields. Coverage includes an introduction to African American psychology and Africentric psychology, social systems and structures, individual and developmental processes, adjustment and adaptation. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412965552
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/15/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

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. Her programmatic and research interests are in the areas of HIV and substance abuse prevention. Her research focuses on the role of culture and context in preventive interventions and on issues of gender and women. Dr. Belgrave has published extensively and is an invited speaker on these topics. In collaboration with community partners, she has implemented several prevention programs targeting African American adolescents, women, and young adults. These programs have been beneficial in increasing cultural attributes and in preventing and/or decreasing drug use and associated negative behaviors. Dr. Belgrave serves as an expert advisor on several national committees and agencies including the American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. 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.

Kevin W. Allison is Senior Assistant to the President of Virginia Commonwealth University and a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. He completed his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Notre Dame and his graduate work in clinical-community psychology at De Paul University in Chicago. Prior to joining the VCU faculty, Dr. Allison worked at Pennsylvania State University and served as the Clincal Director of City Lights in Washington, DC. Dr. Allison's work has focused on understanding and addressing processes that support positive developmental outcomes for African American children and youth. This has included the examination of life skills and culturally informed interventions for youth and work with community-based human services providers.

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Table of Contents

1Introduction to African American psychology3
2Africentric psychology26
3Kinship and family57
4Educational systems84
5Neighborhoods and communities107
6Interpersonal and close relationships129
7Cognition, learning, and language160
8Religion and spirituality182
9Self-attributes and racial identity204
10Lifespan development229
11Health, illness, and disability253
12Psychosocial adaptation and mental health276
13Drug use and abuse303
14Aggression, violence, and crime327

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