Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Yolanda K. Jackson [University of Kansas]
  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412939623
  • ISBN-13: 9781412939621
  • DDC: 155.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released November 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved to what can be considered a significant and rapidly growing subfield within American psychology. The field encompasses a wide range of subdisciplines within psychology and includes a multitude of populations both within and outside of the United States.

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is the first authoritative guide to synthesize the dynamic field of multicultural psychology. This volume includes entries on a broad array of issues and covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The Encyclopedia addresses culture across a broad spectrum of psychological perspectives and includes topics that are relevant to social psychology, cognitive psychology, environmental psychology, cross-cultural psychology, and clinical psychology.

Key features include:

  • The notion that culture, and not race, is the best way to understand differences among individuals
  • An overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues and covers all of the major ethnic groups and subgroups the United States
  • Topic on sociological issues as well as conceptual issues relevant to the field of multicultural psychology
  • Addresses topics as diverse as academic achievement, acculturation, affirmative action, community interventions, education, health, immigrants, prejudice, racial identity development, social ecology, stereotyping, teaching multiculturalism, tokenism, values, violence, worldviews, and more!

Encyclopedia of Multicultural Psychology is an excellent resource for those interested in improving their awareness and comprehension of cultural practices prevalent among and between all people. It is a must-have reference for any academic library or psychology collection.

Published in print format August 2006.



  • Yolanda K. Jackson [University of Kansas]

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
1: Academic Achievement and Minority Individuals.
2: Accessibility of Health Care.
3: Acculturation.
4: Acculturation Measures.
5: Acculturation Scales: Acculturation, Habits, and Interests Multicultural Scale for Adolescents.
6: Acculturation Scales: Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans–II.
7: Acculturation Scales: African American Acculturation Scale.
8: Acculturation Scales: Asian American Multidimensional Acculturation Scale.
9: Acculturation Scales: Bidimensional Acculturation Scale for Hispanics.
10: Acculturation Scales: East Asian Acculturation Measure.
11: Acculturation Scales: Short Acculturation Scale for Hispanics.
12: Acculturation Scales: Suinn-Lew Asian Self-Identity Acculturation Scale.
13: Acculturative Stress.
14: Affirmative Action.
15: African Americans and Mental Health.
16: African/Black Psychology.
17: Africentric.
18: Alaska Natives.
19: Alcohol/Substance Use and Abuse.
20: American Counseling Association.
21: American Psychological Association.
22: Americans with Disabilities Act.
23: Anti-Semitism.
24: Anxiety Disorders in Ethnic Minorities.
25: Asian American Psychological Association.
26: Asian/Pacific Islanders.
27: Association of Black Psychologists.
28: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
29: Attribution.
30: Bell Curve, The.
31: Biculturalism.
32: Bilingual Education.
33: Bilingualism.
34: Biracial.
35: Biracial Identity.
36: Blaming the Victim.
37: Bureau of Indian Affairs.
38: Census Statistics.
39: Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale.
40: Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood.
41: Chicanas/Chicanos.
42: Child Abuse: Overview.
43: Child Abuse: Physical.
44: Chinese Americans.
45: Cholo/Chola.
46: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
47: Collectivism.
48: Committee On Ethnic Minority Affairs.
49: Community Interventions.
50: Community Psychology.
51: Context Communication.
52: Coping Mechanisms.
53: Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests.
54: Critical Race Theory.
55: Cross-Cultural Psychology.
56: Cuban Americans.
57: Cultural Barriers.
58: Culture.
59: Culture-Bound Syndromes.
60: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Amok.
61: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Ataque de Nervios.
62: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Bilis, Colera.
63: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Brain Fag.
64: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Dhat.
65: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Falling Out, Blacking Out.
66: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Ghost Sickness.
67: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Hwa-Byung.
68: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Koro.
69: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Latah.
70: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Mal de Ojo.
71: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Nervios.
72: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Qigong Psychotic Reaction.
73: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Shenjing Shuairuo.
74: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Shin-Byung.
75: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Susto.
76: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Taijin Kyofusho.
77: Culture-Bound Syndromes: Zar.
78: Dementia.
79: Depression.
80: Disabilities.
81: Domestic Violence.
82: Dozens.
83: Drapetomania.
84: Drug Abuse Prevention in Ethnic Minority Youth.
85: DSM-IV.
86: Eating Disorders.
87: Education.
88: Emic Versus Etic Distinction.
89: Equal Employment Opportunity.
90: Ethnic and Racial Identity.
91: Ethnic Gloss.
92: Ethnic Identity Development.
93: Ethnic Identity Development Measures.
94: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Asian Values Scale.
95: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Bicultural Involvement Scale.
96: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Cross Racial Identity Scale.
97: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure.
98: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale.
99: Ethnic Identity Development Measures: Racial Identity Attitude Scale.
100: Ethnicity.
101: Ethnic Minority Counselors.
102: Ethnic Minority Elderly Individuals.
103: Ethnic Minority Youth.
104: Ethnic Research.
105: Ethnocentric Monoculturalism.
106: Ethnocentrism.
107: Eugenics.
108: External–Internal Control.
109: Familismo.
110: Family Therapy.
111: Filial Piety.
112: Filipino Americans.
113: Head Start.
114: Help-Seeking Behavior.
115: Hispanic Americans.
116: Historical Trauma (Native Americans).
117: HIV/AIDS Prevention.
118: Immigrants.
119: Indian Health Service.
120: Indigenous Treatments and Healers.
121: Indigenous Treatments: Coining.
122: Indigenous Treatments: Cuento Therapy.
123: Indigenous Treatments: Cupping.
124: Indigenous Treatments: Curanderismo.
125: Indigenous Treatments: Dichos.
126: Indigenous Treatments: Moxibustion.
127: Indigenous Treatments: Shamans.
128: Indigenous Treatments: Sobadores.
129: Individualism.
130: Institutional Racism.
131: Instrument Development for Ethnic Minority Research.
132: Intelligence Tests.
133: Intergroup Relations.
134: Internalized Racism.
135: Internment of Japanese Americans.
136: Interpreters.
137: Intraracial Violence.
138: Japanese Americans.
139: John Henryism.
140: Korean Americans.
141: Language Proficiency.
142: Machismo.
143: Marginality.
144: Measures of Racial Prejudice.
145: Measures of Racial Prejudice: Modern Racism Scale.
146: Mental Health.
147: Mexican Americans.
148: Minority Status.
149: Model Minority Myth.
150: Models of Mental Health.
151: Models of Second-Culture Acquisition.
152: Multicultural Counseling.
153: Multicultural Counseling Competencies.
154: Multiculturalism.
155: Multicultural Personality.
156: Multiracial Individuals.
157: National Latina/o Psychological Association.
158: Native Americans.
159: Neuropsychology.
160: Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs.
161: Organizational Diversity.
162: Parenting Practices Across Families of Color.
163: Personality Disorders.
164: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
165: Poverty.
166: Powerlessness.
167: Projective Testing.
168: Psychopharmacology.
169: Puerto Rican Americans.
170: Qualitative Methods.
171: Race.
172: Race Psychology.
173: Racial Identity Development.
174: Racial Identity Models.
175: Racism and Discrimination.
176: Rapport.
177: Refugees.
178: Religion.
179: Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Espiritismo.
180: Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Fatalismo.
181: Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Marianismo.
182: Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Personalismo.
183: Religious/Spiritual Beliefs: Santería.
184: Schizophrenia.
185: Scholastic Assessment Test.
186: Self-Disclosure.
187: Self-Esteem.
188: Sexual Abuse.
189: Sexual Minority Status in People of Color.