ERIC Number: ED398038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Hispanic Psychology: Critical Issues in Theory and Research.
Padilla, Amado M., Ed.
This book provides students, researchers, and practitioners with access to major theoretical and empirical issues in the field of Hispanic psychology. The book is divided into six parts: acculturation and adaptation, ethnic identity and behavior, clinical research and services, health and AIDS research, gender studies research, and education and academic achievement. The educational section focuses on two-way bilingual immersion programs, educational resilience among Mexican American 10th-graders, and effects of educational reforms on Latino students. The 20 chapters are: "Environmental Influences and Personal Choice: A Humanistic Perspective on Acculturation" (Raymond T. Garza, Placida I. Gallegos); "Mexican American Family Functioning and Acculturation: A Family Systems Perspective" (Erich J. Rueschenberg, Raymond Buriel); "A Multidimensional Measure of Cultural Identity for Latino and Latina Adolescents" (Maria Felix-Ortiz de la Garza, Michael D. Newcomb, Hector F. Myers); "Acculturative Stress: Minority Status and Distress" (Delia H. Saldana); "Ethnic Identity and Self-Esteem: A Review and Integration" (Jean S. Phinney); "Ethnic Identity and Adaptation of Mexican American Youths in School Settings" (Martha E. Bernal, Delia S. Saenz, George P. Knight); "Ethnic Identity and Bilingualism Attitudes" (Aida Hurtado, Patricia Gurin); "Hispanic Mental Health Research: A Case for Cultural Psychiatry" (Horacio Fabrega Jr.); "Cultural Considerations in the Use of DSM-IV with Hispanic Children and Adolescents" (Richard C. Cervantes, William Arroyo); "Clinical Issues in the Treatment of Chicano Male Gang Youths" (Jerald Belitz, Diana M. Valdez); "Language As a Communication Barrier in Medical Care for Hispanic Patients" (Rosa Seijo, Henry Gomez, Judith Freidenberg); "Cultural Differences in Attitudes and Expectancies between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Smokers" (Gerardo Marin, Barbara VanOss Marin, Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, Fabio Sabogal, Regina Otero-Sabogal); "Communicating the HIV/AIDS Risk to Hispanic Populations: A Review and Integration" (Gustavo A. Yep); "Impact of Poverty, Homelessness, and Drugs on Hispanic Women at Risk for HIV Infection" (Adeline Nyamathi, Rose Vasquez); "Hispanic Masculinity: Myth or Psychological Schema Meriting Clinical Consideration" (J. Manuel Casas, Burl R. Wagenheim, Robert Banchero, Juan Mendoza-Romero);"Sex Role Identity among College Students: A Cross-Cultural Analysis" (Brunilda De Leon); "Hispanic Househusbands" (Sharon Kantorowski Davis, Virginia Chavez); "Theoretical Assumptions and Empirical Evidence for Academic Achievement in Two Languages" (Kathryn J. Lindholm); "Academic Invulnerability among Mexican American Students: The Importance of Protective Resources and Appraisals" (Sylvia Alatorre Alva); and "Educational Policy and the Growing Latino Student Population: Problems and Prospects" (Pedro Reyes, Richard R. Valencia). Contains over 700 references, author profiles, and an index. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Children, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnicity, Health Services, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Mental Health, Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Studies, Psychotherapy, Sex Role
SAGE Publications, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8039-5552-9, $55; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-5553-7, $25.50).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Researchers; Practitioners
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Note: Chapters were previously published in the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences.