The Psychology of Blacks : An African Centered Perspective
For courses in Introduction to Psychology, African American Psychology, African American Studies, Multicultural Counseling and Cross Cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy.This text highlights the limitations of traditional psychological theories and approaches when applied to people of African descent. It provides information on how the African Centered Perspective is defined, as well as how it operates in the context of the African American family with regard to identity development, education, mental health, research, and managing contemporary issues. It links the context of African American life to the traditions, values and spiritual essence of their African ancestors in an attempt to acknowledge the African worldview and assist the African American community in addressing some of the challenges they will face in the 21st century.
- Paperback | 194 pages
- 153.7 x 228.3 x 11.2mm | 308.54g
- 26 Jul 1999
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 3rd edition
Table of contents
Dedication: My Healing Space. Foreword. 1. African-Centered Psychology in the Modern Era. 2. The African-American Family. 3. The Struggle for Identity Congruence in African-Americans. 4. Psychological Issues in Education of African-American People. 5. Contemporary Approaches to Developmental Psychology-African-American Perspectives. 6. Mental Health Issues Impacting African Americans. 7. Praxis in African American Psychology: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations. 8. African-Centered Psychology in the 21st Century: Issues Confronting the African-American Community. 9. African-American Psychology: Thirty Years in the Evolution of an Idea-Conclusion. Afterword: Remembering Sadie: A Son to His Mother. References.