ERIC Number: ED151251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Ethnicity and Bicultural Considerations in Psychology: Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minorities.
Taylor, Dalmas A.; Henry, J. Marilyn
This paper summarizes the history, philosophy, and recruitment methodology of the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program. The aim of the program is participation by ethnic minorities in the development of psychology, both as a practicing art and as a science. The APA received a training grant to provide fellowship stipends to ethnic minority students eligible for or attending graduate programs leading to a Ph.D. in psychology. From 1974 through 1977, stipend awards were made to 115 students from 44 institutions. In most cases, student support was cost-shared by the institution. Evidence suggests that even though minority admission is increasing, there continues to be a need to modify existing standards for optimal success of the program. Special student recruitment efforts must be considered; modified interpretation or exclusion of GRE scores for other predictive information is desirable; a support system consisting of a critical mass of ethnic minority students and faculty members is needed; and there must be a modification of the curriculum so as to include other perspectives and assumptions. The document lists the names of the Fellows, their institutions, and their career goals. An appendix contains the program's policies and application procedures. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Behavioral Science Research, Biculturalism, Blacks, Civil Rights, College Admission, College Desegregation, Curriculum Problems, Doctoral Degrees, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Faculty Integration, Faculty Recruitment, Fellowships, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Grants, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, Institutions, Internship Programs, Labor Force Development, Majority Attitudes, Mental Health Programs, Minority Groups, Professional Training, Psychologists, Psychology, Public Health, Racial Discrimination, Racism, Student Financial Aid, Student Recruitment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Center for Minority Group Mental Health Programs.
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.