Psychology of Blacks: Centering Our Perspectives in the African Consciousness

4th Edition

Thomas A Parham, Adisa Ajamu, Joseph L. White

Psychology Press
Published October 7, 2010
Textbook - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780131827738 - CAT# Y204827

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Summary

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 continue to face.

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