ERIC Number: ED381595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
African American Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice.
Burlew, A. Kathleen Hoard, Ed.; And Others
Originating in the National Survey of Black Americans (NSBA), this book examines this major research project, the first study to sample a truly representative cross section of Blacks in America. The contributors discuss the methodological procedures and approaches used in conducting the NSBA and explain how the study was designed with a sensitivity to cultural influences. Substantive findings from the survey are discussed on a variety of topics, including relationships with family and friends, community life, religion, work, racial identity, political attitudes and participation, and physical and mental health. The 28 chapters are divided into sections on: (1) theory, research, and practice; (2) African American families; (3) African American children; (4) cognitive and measurement issues; and (5) differential approaches in psychology. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Blacks, Cognitive Measurement, Cultural Awareness, Demography, Family Structure, Individual Characteristics, Measurement Techniques, National Surveys, Psychological Studies, Psychological Testing, Psychology, Racial Identification, Research Methodology, Social Attitudes
Sage Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359-9924 (cloth--ISBN-0-8039-4765-8; $24.95, paper--ISBN-0-8039-4766-6).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Black Psychologists, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: African Americans; National Survey of Black Americans