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This book provides an introduction to and overview of cultural and minority status issues in psychology, and the role of multicultural issues in mainstream research. It focuses on multiple cultural groups that co-exist in the United States and the sociopolitical aspects of this co-existence. An emphasis on empirical research findings compliments the “real life” relevance of multicultural psychology that is also addressed. The first section of the book provides a general context for multicultural issues in psychology, and reviews how these issues are addressed in Biological, Social, Personality, and Developmental Psychology. The second section of the book explores specific issues involving women and ethnic minority groups, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, American Indians, and Multiethnic Americans. For individuals seeking to understand sociocultural issues in psychology.

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This text provides introduction to and an overview of cultural and minority status issues in psychology, and the role of multicultural issues in mainstream research. It focuses on multiple cultural groups that ca-exist in the United States and the sociopolitical aspects of this coexistence. An emphasis ors empirical research findings complements the "real life" relevance of multicultural psychology that is also addressed.

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Gordon C. Nagayama Hall is professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. He received his MA in theology in 1979 and his PhD in clinical psychology in 1982 from Fuller Theological Seminary. He worked as a psychologist at Western State Hospital in Washington State and was professor of psychology at Kent State University before going to Penn State in 1998. In 2001, he moved to the University of Oregon. Dr. Hall has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on multicultural psychology since 1988. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and vas president of the APA's Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. He is the coeditor with Sumie Okazaki of Asian American Psychology: Scientific Innovations for the 21st Century. His research interests are in cultural risk and protective factors associated with psychopathology, particularly sexual aggression.

Christy Barongan is an assistant professor of psychology at Mary Baldwin College. She was trained as a clinical psychologist at Kent State University. Before coming to Mary Baldwin College, she was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She has taught introduction to psychology, personality, abnormal psychology, counseling and psychotherapy, behavior modification, and assessment. Dr. Barongan's experiences as a female and as a Filipino have fostered her interest in issues of diversity. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Division 35 (Psychology of Women) of APA, and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) of APA. Her research has focused on sexual aggression and body image/eating disorders.

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