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Handbook of Asian American Psychology

Second Edition
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July 2006 | 528 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Asian American Psychology fills a fundamental gap in the Asian American literature by addressing the full spectrum of methodological, substantive, and theoretical areas related to Asian American Psychology. This new edition provides important scholarly contributions by a new generation of researchers that address the shifts in contemporary issues for Asians and Asian Americans in the U.S. Key Features:Represents a new generation of research: The editorial team consists of up-and-coming scholars under the leadership of Frederick T. L. Leong, one of the senior scholars in this area. Contributing authors have been selected from among the leading scholars, scientists, and practitioners in the field. Addresses contemporary issues: A proliferation of research has focused growing attention to life-span developmental issues, multiracial-multiple identities, health psychology, and the impact of stereotyping and discrimination within the Asian American community. This both broadens the coverage offered by the handbook and brings more balanced coverage across the major domains of psychology and across major groups such as men, women, the elderly, and immigrants. Emphasizes historical, conceptual, and methodological issues: Two new introductory chapters provide coverage of the history and future of Asian American psychology, as well as theoretical and conceptual models.Intended Audience:This is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American Psychology. It is also an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, students, practitioners, and clinical agencies interested in Asian American Psychology, as well as a welcome addition to any academic library.áááá This is an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on Asian American Psychology. It is also an excellent resource for researchers, scholars, students, practitioners, and clinical agencies interested in Asian American Psychology, as well as a welcome addition to any academic library.áááá
Richard M. Suinn
Foreword
Frederick T. L. Leong, Arpana Inman, Angela Ebreo, Lawrence Hsin Yang, Lisa M. Kinoshita, and Michi Fu
Introduction and Overview
 
PART I: HISTORICAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES
Frederick T. L. Leong, Sumie Okazaki, and E. J. R. David
History and Future of Asian American Psychology
Sumie Okazaki, Richard M. Lee, and Stanley Sue
Theoretical and Conceptual Models: Toward Asian Americanist Psychology
Kevin M. Chun, Osvaldo F. Morera, Jolynne D. Andal, and Monica C. Skewes
Conducting Research With Diverse Asian American Groups
 
PART II: LIFE COURSE DEVELOPMENT
Barbara W. K. Yee, Barbara D. DeBaryshe, Sylvia Yuen, Su Yeong Kim, and Hamilton I. McCubbin
Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: Resiliency and Life-Span Socialization in a Cultural Context
Ly Nguyen and Larke Nahme Huang
Understanding Asian American Youth Development: A Social Ecological Perspective
Vivian Tseng, Ruth K. Chao, and Inna Artati Padmawidjaja
Asian Americans’ Educational Experiences
Sapna Cheryan and Jeanne L. Tsai
Ethnic Identity
Bryan S. K. Kim
Acculturation and Enculturation
Frederick T. L. Leong and Arpana Gupta
Career Development and Vocational Behaviors of Asian Americans
 
PART III: SPECIFIC POPULATIONS
Debra M. Kawahara and Michi Fu
The Psychology and Mental Health of Asian American Women
William Ming Liu and Tai Chang
Asian American Masculinities
Gayle Y. Iwamasa and Kristen H. Sorocco
The Psychology of Asian American Older Adults
Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Fred Bemak
Asian Immigrants and Refugees
Yu-Wei Wang, Jun-chih Gisela Lin, Lan-Sze Pang, and Frances C. Shen
International Students From Asia
 
PART IV: SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT
Edward C. Chang, Rita Chang, and Joyce P. Chu
In Search of Personality in Asian Americans: What We Know and What We Don’t Know
Nolan Zane and Anna Song
Interpersonal Effectiveness Among Asian Americans: Issues of Leadership, Career Advancement, and Social Competence
Angela Ebreo, Yukiko Shiraishi, Paul Leung, and Jenny Kisuk Yi
Health Psychology and Asian Pacific Islanders: Learning From Cardiovascular Disease
Arpana G. Inman and Christine J. Yeh
Asian American Stress and Coping
Jeffery Scott Mio, Donna K. Nagata, Amy H. Tsai, and Nita Tewari
Racism Against Asian/Pacific Island Americans
Irene J. Kim, Anna S. Lau, and Doris F. Chang
Family Violence Among Asian Americans
Lawrence Hsin Yang and Ahtoy J. WonPat-Borja
Psychopathology Among Asian Americans
 
PART V: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS
Lisa M. Kinoshita and Jeanette Hsu
Assessment of Asian Americans: Fundamental Issues and Clinical Application
Frederick T. L. Leong, Doris F. Chang, and Szu-Hui Lee
Counseling and Psychotherapy With Asian Americans: Process and Outcomes
Gordon C. Nagayama Hall and Sopagna Eap
Empirically Supported Therapies for Asian Americans
 
Author Index
 
Subject Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

"This is the most outstanding resource on Asian American psychology that exists in the professional market today.  No only does it provide state-of-the-art knowledge on this important racial/ethnic group, but it has implications for the entire field of psychology and challenges the universality of its concepts.  I applaud the editors and contributors for the excellence of this Second Edition.  It is ‘must’ reading for not only classes in multicultural psychology, but should be a required resource for the social sciences."

Derald Wing Sue
Teachers College, Columbia University

"If anyone is curious about the depth and scope of the sociocultural and psychological experiences of Asian Americans then this Handbook should be kept close by for use as a reference and a resource.... Set against a well-developed organizational framework that blends the major themes of inquiry for this ethnic population the reader is introduced to profound insights, engaging observations and research results, and cutting edge commentary on the future of ethnic psychological research and scholarship."

Joseph E. Trimble, PhD
Western Washington University

"A psychology of human nature and nurture cannot be complete without understanding 3/5's of the world's people.  This Handbook is the first to accomplish an understanding of them by investigating the diaspora in North America.  In so doing, it sets a new landmark."

Mahzarin R. Banaji
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

"This insightful and comprehensive volume is a gift to the field and a must-read. It isn't just for the growing number of us who need to understand the psychology of Asian Americans, but for any scholar theorizing about the dynamics of identity, race, cultural competence, immigration, acculturation, or globalization."

Hazel Rose Markus
Stanford University

"The editorial team of Leong et al. have put together a handbook that is above all else a practical work that will not gather dust on the shelf. This is a book that will be used."

Lowell Brubaker

Frederick T. L. Leong

Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Psychiatry. He is also the Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 12 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental... More About Author

Arpana G. Inman

Dr. Arpana G. Inman received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and is currently an Assistant Professor at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, in the Counseling Psychology Program. Prior to this she was on the faculty at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Her scholastic and research interests are in the areas of multicultural issues and Asian American concerns. Specifically, these interests span several topics including acculturation, South Asian immigrant and second generation cultural experiences, ethnic and racial identities, the psychology of women and supervision and training. She has presented nationally and... More About Author

Angela Ebreo

Dr. Angela Ebreo is Assistant Director for Research at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she coordinates the Institute’s Asian American Initiatives and assists with several other research activities including the Institute’s Race and Ethnic Disparities in Health Initiative. Prior to her appointment at UIC, she as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Ebreo received her Ph.D in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ebreo is a member of the American Psychological... More About Author

Lawrence H. Yang

Lawrence H. Yang is an associate professor and directs the Global Mental Health and Stigma Program at the School of Global Public Health, New York University. He is also an adjunct associate professor in epidemiology at Columbia University. More About Author

Lisa Kinoshita

Dr. Lisa Kinoshita is a Social Science Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Kinoshita completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where she received extensive training in clinical geropsychology, neuropsychological assessment and Asian American psychology.  During her internship, she learned extensive memory evaluation methods using neuropsychological measures and directly observed the benefits of early dementia evaluations for older adults.  She also conducted cognitive behavioral therapy with... More About Author

Michi Fu

Dr. Michi Fu is a psychologist at the Asian Pacific Family Center of Pacific Clinics in Rosemead, California. Prior to APFC, she was a psychologist working at the Counseling and Student Development Center at the University of Hawaii (2000-2004) and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children (2002-2004). She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles, California with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology. She has authored a chapter on play therapy with Asian Americans and her dissertation examined the... More About Author

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