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Multicultural Psychology

Author: Pamela Balls Organista

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