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African American Psychology: From Africa to America

ISBN: 9781412965552
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Edition: 2
Publication Date: 2009-07-15
Number of pages: 568
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This core textbook provides students with comprehensive coverage of African merican 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 Americans in this country.

Key Features

Emphasizes the importance of culture in understanding behavior by providing accessible descriptions of concepts and research specifically relevant to African American cultureOffers a broad, integrative perspective by including theory and research from both the traditional American psychology literature and the newer Afrocentric literatureEnhances 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 informationPresents a new Critical Analyses section in each chapter that portrays the authors' critical perspective, including directions for future research and practiceIncludes new chapters titled Race and Racism and Careers, Vocations, and EmploymentExpands the chapter on aggression, violence, and crime to contrast that material with prosocial behavior such as volunteerism and philanthropyProvides a new section in each chapter on empirically supportive or promising practices directed at enhancing or improving the outcomes and behavior of African Americans

Intended Audience

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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