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Multicultural Psychology

Multicultural Psychology
Self, Society, and Social Change

November 2020 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Combining theory and history with an active approach rooted in self-reflection, Multicultural Psychology applies a framework of self-awareness and social justice to foundational and current topics across Multicultural Psychology studies today. Multicultural Psychology focuses on identity and its social context to help students view culture not just as a minority issue, but a way of understanding all human experiences. Multicultural Psychology will help students apply concepts to their own lives at point of learning, to assess their own awareness and progress, and to consider their own role and ability to engage in social change. With this balanced approach, Multicultural Psychology helps students entering the course with varied levels of cultural and diversity awareness to understand their individual and social cultural contexts, to gain awareness of their interactions with others, and to understand the intersections that occur with other cultures across their lives and careers.
SECTION I: What is Multicultural Psychology?
Chapter 1: What is Multicultural Psychology?
Introduction to Multicultural Psychology

A History of Pathologizing

Is Science Always Objective? Research Issues Through a Multicultural Lens

Impact in Everyday Life

The Fourth Force

Important Definitions in Multicultural Psychology

A Broad Definition of Culture

Your Journey Into Multicultural Psychology

Chapter 2: Race: Historical Contexts and Contemporary Manifestations
Defining Race

Sociohistorical Context of our Contemporary World

Asian Americans


SECTION II: Individuals and Their Contexts
Chapter 3: Culture and Worldview
Cultural and Unique Experiences

Models of Worldview and Values

Worldviews in Day-to-Day Life

Implications of Different Worldviews

Chapter 4: Cultural Identity Development
An Ecological Approach

Identity Models

Intersectionality of Identity

Benefits of Developing a Healthy Ethnic and Racial Identity

Chapter 5: Our Racialized Social Context: Racism, Oppression, and Stereotyping


Racism: Impacts, Maintenance, and Education

Chapter 6: Whiteness
The Historical Context for the Construction of Whiteness

White Privilege

Anger, Guilt, and Shame

Using White Racial Identity to Deconstruct Whiteness

SECTION III: Lived Experiences and Social Influences
Chapter 7: Popular Culture, Social Media, Technology, and Representation
Pop Culture, the News, and the Implications of Representations

Social Media


Our Response

Chapter 8: Being a Person of Color

Cultural Appropriation

Specific Issues for Specific Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations

Chapter 9: Shades of Grey: Being a Biracial or Multiracial Person

History of Experience of Biracial People in the United States

Biracial Identity Development Models

Contextual and Environmental Influences of Identity Development

Common Themes in the Lives of Biracial Individuals


SECTION IV: Moving Ahead: Emerging Issues and Goals
Chapter 10: Multicultural Psychology in Different Settings
Multiculturalism in Schools

Multiculturalism in the Workplace

Multiculturalism in Psychology: Multicultural Counseling in Therapy

Multiculturalism Can Be Brought to All Contexts

Chapter 11: Looking to the Future: Becoming an Ally, Social Justice Work, and Emerging Issues

Social Justice

Critical Reflective Practice


Primary and Secondary Education

Family Messages

Thinking About Your Future in Your Field

Wholistic Cultural Reflexivity

About the Authors
Appendix: Multicultural Novels

This book is perfect for addressing multicultural issues in 2021 and will help students to understand what they need to change to become more inclusive.

Professor Carol Huckaby
Psychology, Albertus Magnus College
January 8, 2021

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