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Handbook of Asian American Psychology

Handbook of Asian American Psychology

Second Edition
Edited by:
  • Frederick T. L. Leong - Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Michigan State University, USA
  • Arpana G. Inman - Lehigh University, USA
  • Angela Ebreo - University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
  • Lawrence Hsin Yang - International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, New York University, USA, Columbia University, USA
  • Lisa Kinoshita - Stanford University School of Medicine, USA
  • Michi Fu - Alliant International University, Asian Pacific Family Center of Pacific Clinics

July 2006 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology fills a fundamental gap in the Asian American literature by addressing the full spectrum of methodological, substantive, and theoretical areas related to Asian American Psychology. This new edition provides important scholarly contributions by a new generation of researchers that address the shifts in contemporary issues for Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S.

Key Features:

  • Represents a new generation of research: The editorial team consists of up-and-coming scholars under the leadership of Frederick T. L. Leong, one of the senior scholars in this area. Contributing authors have been selected from among the leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in the field.
  • Addresses contemporary issues: A proliferation of research has focused growing attention to life-span developmental issues, multiracial-multiple identities, health psychology, and the impact of stereotyping and discrimination within the Asian American community. This both broadens the coverage offered by the handbook and brings more balanced coverage across the major domains of psychology and across major groups such as men, women, the elderly, and immigrants.
  • Emphasizes historical, conceptual, and methodological issues: Two new introductory chapters provide coverage of the history and future of Asian American psychology, as well as theoretical and conceptual models.

Intended Audience:
This is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American Psychology. It is also an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, students, practitioners, and clinical agencies interested in Asian American Psychology, as well as a welcome addition to any academic library.    

This is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American Psychology. It is also an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, students, practitioners, and clinical agencies interested in Asian American Psychology, as well as a welcome addition to any academic library.    

Richard M. Suinn
Frederick T. L. Leong, Arpana Inman, Angela Ebreo, Lawrence Hsin Yang, Lisa M. Kinoshita, and Michi Fu
Introduction and Overview
Frederick T. L. Leong, Sumie Okazaki, and E. J. R. David
History and Future of Asian American Psychology
Sumie Okazaki, Richard M. Lee, and Stanley Sue
Theoretical and Conceptual Models: Toward Asian Americanist Psychology
Kevin M. Chun, Osvaldo F. Morera, Jolynne D. Andal, and Monica C. Skewes
Conducting Research With Diverse Asian American Groups
Barbara W. K. Yee, Barbara D. DeBaryshe, Sylvia Yuen, Su Yeong Kim, and Hamilton I. McCubbin
Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: Resiliency and Life-Span Socialization in a Cultural Context
Ly Nguyen and Larke Nahme Huang
Understanding Asian American Youth Development: A Social Ecological Perspective
Vivian Tseng, Ruth K. Chao, and Inna Artati Padmawidjaja
Asian Americans’ Educational Experiences
Sapna Cheryan and Jeanne L. Tsai
Ethnic Identity
Bryan S. K. Kim
Acculturation and Enculturation
Frederick T. L. Leong and Arpana Gupta
Career Development and Vocational Behaviors of Asian Americans
Debra M. Kawahara and Michi Fu
The Psychology and Mental Health of Asian American Women
William Ming Liu and Tai Chang
Asian American Masculinities
Gayle Y. Iwamasa and Kristen H. Sorocco
The Psychology of Asian American Older Adults
Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Fred Bemak
Asian Immigrants and Refugees
Yu-Wei Wang, Jun-chih Gisela Lin, Lan-Sze Pang, and Frances C. Shen
International Students From Asia
Edward C. Chang, Rita Chang, and Joyce P. Chu
In Search of Personality in Asian Americans: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
Nolan Zane and Anna Song
Interpersonal Effectiveness Among Asian Americans: Issues of Leadership, Career Advancement, and Social Competence
Angela Ebreo, Yukiko Shiraishi, Paul Leung, and Jenny Kisuk Yi
Health Psychology and Asian Pacific Islanders: Learning From Cardiovascular Disease
Arpana G. Inman and Christine J. Yeh
Asian American Stress and Coping
Jeffery Scott Mio, Donna K. Nagata, Amy H. Tsai, and Nita Tewari
Racism Against Asian/Pacific Island Americans
Irene J. Kim, Anna S. Lau, and Doris F. Chang
Family Violence Among Asian Americans
Lawrence Hsin Yang and Ahtoy J. WonPat-Borja
Psychopathology Among Asian Americans
Lisa M. Kinoshita and Jeanette Hsu
Assessment of Asian Americans: Fundamental Issues and Clinical Application
Frederick T. L. Leong, Doris F. Chang, and Szu-Hui Lee
Counseling and Psychotherapy With Asian Americans: Process and Outcomes
Gordon C. Nagayama Hall and Sopagna Eap
Empirically Supported Therapies for Asian Americans
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors
About the Contributors

"This is the most outstanding resource on Asian American psychology that exists in the professional market today.  No only does it provide state-of-the-art knowledge on this important racial/ethnic group, but it has implications for the entire field of psychology and challenges the universality of its concepts.  I applaud the editors and contributors for the excellence of this Second Edition.  It is ‘must’ reading for not only classes in multicultural psychology, but should be a required resource for the social sciences."

Derald Wing Sue
Teachers College, Columbia University

"If anyone is curious about the depth and scope of the sociocultural and psychological experiences of Asian Americans then this Handbook should be kept close by for use as a reference and a resource.... Set against a well-developed organizational framework that blends the major themes of inquiry for this ethnic population the reader is introduced to profound insights, engaging observations and research results, and cutting edge commentary on the future of ethnic psychological research and scholarship."

Joseph E. Trimble, PhD
Western Washington University

"A psychology of human nature and nurture cannot be complete without understanding 3/5's of the world's people.  This Handbook is the first to accomplish an understanding of them by investigating the diaspora in North America.  In so doing, it sets a new landmark."

Mahzarin R. Banaji
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

"This insightful and comprehensive volume is a gift to the field and a must-read. It isn't just for the growing number of us who need to understand the psychology of Asian Americans, but for any scholar theorizing about the dynamics of identity, race, cultural competence, immigration, acculturation, or globalization."

Hazel Rose Markus
Stanford University

"The editorial team of Leong et al. have put together a handbook that is above all else a practical work that will not gather dust on the shelf. This is a book that will be used."

Lowell Brubaker
Key features


Provides a handy reference for professionals, practitioners, students, and researchers on topics germane to the understanding of psychological issues especially pertinent to the Asian American population.

The editorial team consists of a new generation of up-and-coming scholars under the leadership of one of the senior scholars in this area, and contributing authors have been selected from among the leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in the field.

Chapters end with Summary & Conclusions and Reference sections.

New to this edition:

Most significantly, the addition of 10 new chapters will achieve two goals: broadening the scope of coverage (for instance, health psychology was omitted entirely from the first edition, and much more will be included on assessment and intervention) and bringing more balance of coverage across major domains of psychology and across major groups (e.g., men, women, the elderly, immigrants and refugees, multiracial Americans, etc.).

Two chapters will be expanded from their initial focus (e.g., acculturation is being added to the Ethnic Identity chapter and intergroup relations is being added to the Racism chapter).

Five chapters are being discarded due to their narrow focus (e.g., the old chapters on Internment and Intergenerational Relations focused exclusively on Japanese Americans).

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