You are here

Hispanic Psychology
Share

Hispanic Psychology
Critical Issues in Theory and Research

Edited by:

November 1994 | 393 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a current perspective on the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. "Libraries serving graduate students in the areas of psychology, education, child development, or Latino studies should find this book helpful." --Choice "The growing presence and relevance of ethnic and cultural issues in many mental health disciplines has a cogent demonstration in this handsome volume. The strength of this volume is in its well-conceived and realized research studies. Indeed, the "new scholarship" of conceptual models, measurement instruments, and interpretive approaches, drawing heavily on the social context in which Hispanics live, gives this book a prominent place among its peers. This volume will become a landmark in the task of defining the realities and the fate of Hispanics in the United States of the twenty-first century." --Renato D. Alacrón in Transcultural Psychiatric Research Review

Amado M Padilla
Introduction to Hispanic Psychology
 
PART ONE: ACCULTURATION AND ADAPTATION
Ray Garza and Placida I Gallegos
Environmental Influences and Personal Choice
A Humanistic Perspective on Acculturation  
Erich Rueschenberg and Raymond Buriel
Mexican American Family Functioning and Acculturation
A Family Systems Perspective  
María Félix-Ortiz, Michael D Newcomb and Hector Myers
A Multidimensional Measure of Cultural Identity for Latino and Latina Adolescents
Delia H Saldaña
Acculturative Stress
Minority Status and Distress  
 
PART TWO: ETHNIC IDENTITY AND BEHAVIOR
Jean S Phinney
Ethnic Identity and Self-Esteem
A Review and Integration  
Marth E Bernal, Delia S Saenz and George P Knight
Ethnic Identity and Adaptation of Mexican American Youths in School Settings
Aida Hurtado and Patricia Gurin
Ethnic Identity and Bilingualism Attitudes
 
PART THREE: CLINICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES
Horacio Fabrega Jr
Hispanic Mental Health Research
A Case for Cultural Psychiatry  
Richard C Cervantes and William Arroyo
DSM-IV
Implications for Hispanic Children and Adolescents  
Jerald Belitz and Diana Valdez
Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Chicano Male Gang Youth
 
PART FOUR: HEALTH AND AIDS RESEARCH
Rosa Seijo, Henry Gomez and Judith Freidenberg
Language as a Communication Barrier in Medical Care for Hispanic Patients
Gerardo Marin et al
Cultural Differences in Attitudes and Expectancies between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Smokers
Gustavo A Yep
Communicating the HIV/AIDS Risk to Hispanic Populations
A Review and Integration  
Adeline Nyamathi and Rose Vasquez
Impact of Poverty, Homelessness and Drugs on Hispanic Women at Risk from HIV Infection
 
PART FIVE: GENDER STUDIES RESEARCH
J Manuel Casas et al
Hispanic Masculinity
Myth or Psychological Scheme Meriting Clinical Consideration  
Brunilda De Leon
Sex Role Identity among College Students
A Cross-Cultural Analysis  
Sharon Katorowski Davis and Virginia Chavez
Hispanic Househusbands
 
PART SIX: EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Kathryn J Lindholm
Theoretical Assumptions and Empirical Evidence for Academic Achievement in Two Languages
Sylvia Alatorre Alva
Academic Invulnerability among Mexican-American Students
The Importance of Protective Resources and Appraisals  
Pedro Reyes and Richard R Valencia
Educational Policy and the Growing Latino Student Population
Problems and Prospects  

Preview this book

For instructors

To inquire about the availability of this title for review (print and/or digital), please contact your local sales representative or call (800) 818-7243.

Select a Purchasing Option

ISBN: 9780803955530
$98.00

This title is also available on SAGE Knowledge, the ultimate social sciences online library. If your library doesn’t have access, ask your librarian to start a trial.