African American Psychology

Author: Faye Z. Belgrave
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 148332074X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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African American Psychology: From Africa to America provides students with comprehensive coverage of African American psychology as a field. Authors Faye Z. Belgrave and Kevin W. Allison expertly convey the integration of African and American influences on the psychology of African Americans. They illustrate how this group’s contemporary values, beliefs, and behaviors are derived from African culture and translated by the cultural socialization experiences of African Americans in this country. The text provides examples of evidence-based practices for improving well-being among African American communities, and addresses key methodological and research issues that are relevant to conducting research in this field. Each chapter of the text further addresses a contemporary issue of African Americans and provides a critical analysis of literature and research on select topics.

African American Psychology

Author: A. Kathleen Hoard Burlew
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803947665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume provides a comprehensive overview of research on the psychology of African Americans. Topics discussed include testing and measurement issues, child development, social behaviour, education, cognition, physiological functioning and clinical applications. The articles were previously published in The Journal of Black Psychology.

African American Children and Mental Health

Author: Nancy E. Hill
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313383022
Format: PDF
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How does one go about shifting the psychology of a people whose sense of worth, purpose, and potential have been denigrated and disenfranchised for decades? What specific factors conspire to douse African American children's dreams before they reach adolescence? And what can we learn from African American families determined to help their children beat the odds and succeed? This unique two-volume set examines the forces affecting psychological development and achievement motivation in African American children today. These books address the current political, global, economic, and social contexts as they impact African American families and tackle the tough issues of genes, environment, and race. Experts from leading universities, research institutes, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations discuss factors such as parenting beliefs and practices, peer influences, school and community environments, racial profiling, race and ethnicity, spirituality, and immigrant status.

Black Families

Author: Harriette Pipes McAdoo
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412936373
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following the success of its best-selling predecessors, the Fourth Edition of Harriette Pipes McAdoo's Black Families retains several now classic contributions while including updated versions of earlier chapters and many entirely new chapters. The goal through each revision of this core text has been to compile a book that focuses on positive dimensions of African American families. The book remains the most complete assessment of black families available in both depth and breadth of coverage. Cross-disciplinary in nature, the book boasts contributions from such fields as family studies, anthropology, education, psychology, social work, and public policy.

African Americans and Jungian Psychology

Author: Fanny Brewster
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131735186X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows explores the little-known racial relationship between the African diaspora and C.G. Jung’s analytical psychology. In this unique book, Fanny Brewster explores the culture of Jungian psychology in America and its often-difficult relationship with race and racism. Beginning with an examination of how Jungian psychology initially failed to engage African Americans, and continuing to the modern use of the Shadow in language and imagery, Brewster creates space for a much broader discussion regarding race and racism in America. Using Jung’s own words, Brewster establishes a timeline of Jungian perspectives on African Americans from the past to the present. She explores the European roots of analytical psychology and its racial biases, as well as the impact this has on contemporary society. The book also expands our understanding of the negative impact of racism in American psychology, beginning a dialogue and proposing how we might change our thinking and behaviors to create a twenty-first-century Jungian psychology that recognizes an American multicultural psyche and a positive African American culture. African Americans and Jungian Psychology: Leaving the Shadows explores the positive contributions of African culture to Jung’s theories and will be essential reading for analytical psychologists, academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, African American studies, and American studies.

Religion in the Lives of African Americans

Author: Robert Joseph Taylor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761917098
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Deriving conclusions from the National Survey of Black Americans and several additional wide-ranging surveys, Religion in the Lives of African Americans examines broad issues: patterns of religious involvement; the functions of religion in coping, social support, etc.; and the relationships between religion and physical and mental health and well-being. Since the early 1900s, there has been ongoing academic interest in the nature, patterns, and functions of religion in the lives of African Americans because of the pervasiveness and persistence of the religious context in the lives of individuals, families and communities for this population group. This book enhances and furthers such academic interest by presenting a comprehensive, integrated analysis based upon rigorous, systematic survey research. The authors provide readers with an authoritative profile of the importance of religious involvement in relation to diverse forms of behaviours, attitudes and perceptions.