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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 American in this country.
• Emphasizes 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
New to This Edition
• Contains updated literature and research, chapter-opening news stories, and descriptive and demographic information
• Presents a new Critical Analyses section in each chapter that portrays the authors' critical perspective, including directions for future research and practice
• Includes new chapters titled Race and Racism and Careers, Vocations, and Employment
• Expands the chapter on aggression, violence, and crime to contrast that material with prosocial behavior such as volunteerism and philantropy.
• Provides a new section in each chapter on empirically supportive or promising practices directed at enhancing or improving the outcomes and behavior of African Americans
This text is appropriate for all undergraduate students enrolled in Multicultural Psychology, Black or African American Psychology, Minority Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and similar classes.
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|1||Introduction to African American psychology||3|
|3||Kinship and family||57|
|5||Neighborhoods and communities||107|
|6||Interpersonal and close relationships||129|
|7||Cognition, learning, and language||160|
|8||Religion and spirituality||182|
|9||Self-attributes and racial identity||204|
|11||Health, illness, and disability||253|
|12||Psychosocial adaptation and mental health||276|
|13||Drug use and abuse||303|
|14||Aggression, violence, and crime||327|