Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives
by Tewari;Alvarez;Alvin N Tewari NitaAlvarez (9780805860085)

Asian American Psychology: Current Perspectives

Tewari;Alvarez;Alvin N Tewari NitaAlvarez

Release Date: 26 September 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 704
Category: Social, Group Or Collective Psychology
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
ISBN: 9780805860085
ISBN-10: 0805860088

This is the first textbook accessible to undergraduate students and those with minimal exposure to Asian American psychology. Concepts and theories come to life by relating the material to everyday experiences. The book further engages the reader through its inclusion of activities, discussion questions, exercises, clinical case studies, and Internet resources. Current perspectives and key findings from the psychological literature as well as content from Asian American Studies and related disciplines (history, literature, media, etc.), provides a unique cross-disciplinary understanding of Asian Americans' experiences."Asian American Psychology" features contributions from the leading experts and emerging scholars and practitioners in the field. The great majority of the contributors have also taught Asian American psychology, further enhancing the text's accessibility. Each chapter is self-contained allowing instructors to pick and choose the topics that they regard as most salient to their students. The book opens with a review of the roots of Asian American Psychology including a history of Asian Americans in the U.S. and a review of the scientific methods that serve the field.' Part II' addresses the cultural worlds of Asian Americans and the implications on psychological well-being. This section reviews such things as racial and ethnic identity theories, implications of spirituality and religion on Asian Americans' daily lives, and how Asian Americans negotiate the multiple aspects of their identity. 'Part III' examines the psychological experiences of Asian Americans through the lens of gender and its influence on individuals and their relationships including the heterogeneity of Asian American families and the developmental challenges faced throughout the lifespan. The next section explores emerging experiences of Asian Americans including the challenges that parents face in raising children in America, Asian American adoptees, and patterns of immigration that have led to changes in socio-emotional development and parent-child relationships.'Part V' addresses salient life experiences that shape the psychological well-being of Asian Americans such as the prevalence and resulting consequences of racism and how Asian Americans cope with discrimination and the psychological impact that result from being a refugee. The text concludes with an examination of the physical and psychological well-being of Asian Americans and avenues for coping and healing. Intended as an undergraduate/ beginning graduate level introductory textbook on Asian American Psychology taught in departments of psychology, Asian American and/or Ethnic studies, counseling, sociology, and other social sciences, the current examples from clinical practices will also appeal to clinicians and other community mental health workers committed to learning about Asian Americans.

AUD $180.00

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