"The Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology represents the enormous progress of ethnic psychology as a major field within American psychology. The American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) has achieved a major contribution by pulling together the many voices to speak to this topic. The authors of the chapters are leading scholars and elders who approach their topics sometimes with words of passion, always with the underlying respect and caring the authors have for those populations being studied. The topics are diverse enough to be valuable for informing the new researcher or practitioner or educator. The writings are also relevant for the student seeking to gain an overview of existing knowledge or to identify what challenges exist. And for all ethnic minority psychologists, the writings are an anchoring source of identity and pride. I believe this volume provides an outstanding resource that will aid current and future researchers, educators and professionals to acquire new and fuller understanding of this important American population – persons of color."
—From the Foreword by Richard Suinn, 1999 APA President, Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University
During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for years to come.
- Developed by a superb editorial team, this handbook contains unique contributions by leading authorities in the area of racial and ethnic minority psychology.
- The handbook incorporates major sub-fields within psychology, emphasizing in particular those that have wide-ranging and current research on racial and ethnic minority issues, such as developmental, social, and clinical psychology.
- The handbook was conceived to support the efforts of the Society for Psychological Studies of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of the American Psychological Association).