Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN 10: 1538101114
ISBN 13: 978-1538101117
Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate courses, Multicultural Psychology, second
edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to the field. This research-based and highly
applied text aims to increase students’ sensitivity, awareness, and knowledge of ethnicity,
race, and culture and their influence on human behavior and adjustment. A diverse and highly
respected team of authors effortlessly weaves together theory with the latest research on
ethnic and racial minority groups. Engaging boxes throughout the chapters also highlight
key concepts and findings and their practical applications.
New to This Edition:
• Expanded discussion on the interactive effects of key social variables on ethnic and racial groups’ attitudes, norms, values, and behaviors.
• Additional sections on topics such as ethnic disparities in health care quality and access and
psychological approaches to reducing racism. New coverage of ethnic and racial minority group members who also share other minority statuses (e.g., sexual and gender minorities) and additional coverage of biculturalism and multicultural and multiracial individuals’ identity formation.
• Reorganized table of contents to better reflect a developmental learning approach.
• Updated content to include recent research in psychology and related fields (e.g., new acculturation models, an ecological model of health behavior, sociocultural issues in sexual identity formation, and other culture-related syndromes).
• Revised ancillaries—written by the authors—include an instructor’s manual, test bank, MS
PowerPoint slides, and a new open access Companion Website
About the Author
Pamela Balls Organista is Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco. Her research interests are in the areas of ethnic minority health issues and prevention, including migrant laborers and AIDS, and stress and coping in primary care patients. She is the founding faculty coordinator of the Ethnic Studies Program.
Gerardo Marín was Professor Emeritus of Psychology and former Senior Vice Provost at the University of San Francisco and an APA Fellow. He wrote more than 135 publications on topics that are relevant to Hispanics, including cultural norms and attitudes, risk behaviors, culturally appropriate methodology, tobacco use, and acculturation.
Kevin M. Chun is Professor of Psychology and co-founding faculty member of Asian Pacific American Studies and Critical Diversity Studies programs at the University of San Francisco. His research focuses on acculturation processes and their influences on immigrant health and psychosocial adjustment. He is a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA).