Chicano Psychology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780124756601, 9781483288833

Chicano Psychology

2nd Edition

Editors: Joe Martinez, Jr. Richard Mendoza
eBook ISBN: 9781483288833
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th September 1984
Page Count: 456
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Chicano Psychology, Second Edition consists of five parts, separating a total of 19 chapters, beginning with a brief overview of the history of psychology, first in Spain, and then in pre-Columbian Mexico. This overview is followed by a few summary statements of the transportation of psychology from Spain to Mexico, and the eventual development of psychology as an academic discipline in modern Mexico. This edition tackles the developments within Chicano psychology. Subsequent chapters focus on foundations for a Chicano psychology, sociocultural variability, psychological disorder among Chicanos, and social psychology. Last three chapters examine bilingualism from the standpoint of several issues involving Chicanos. This book will be of interest to both scientist and student working in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, race relations, psychological anthropology, Chicano studies, and bilingual education.

Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Foreword

Preface: Introduction to Chicano Psychology

Chapter 1 Synopsis of the History of Chicano Psychology

Introduction

Hispanic Origins of Psychology

Chicano Psychologists and Their Contributions

Associations of Chicano Psychologists

Concluding Remarks

References

Part I Foundation for a Chicano Psychology

Chapter 2 The Works of George I. Sánchez: An Appreciation

George I. Sánchez

References

Chapter 3 Traditionalism, Modernism, and Ethnicity

Introduction

Selected Aspects of Traditionalism and Modernism

Summary and Conclusions

References

Chapter 4 The Logic and Limits of Mental Aptitude Testing

Introduction

The Logic and Limits of Mental Aptitude Testing

The Generic Drift of Language and Skill

The Magical Invention of General Intelligence

Definitions of Intelligence: Vague and Various

What Is Heritability? More Vagaries

Human Conceit atop the Ladder of Perfection

The Divergent Origins of Biological Intelligences

Black Boxes, Empty Skulls, and Mass Action

The Origins of Specialized Functions

An Operational Approach to Testing Human Potential

References

Part II Acculturation

Chapter 5 Acculturation and Sociocultural Variability

Introduction

Why Study Sociocultural Variability?

What is Acculturation?

Methodological Issues

Implications and Conclusions

References

Chapter 6 Assessing and Understanding Biculturalism-Multiculturalism in Mexican-American Adults

Introduction

Perspectives on Acculturation and Assimilation

Bicultural-Multicultural Models for Culture Change and Identity Development

Conclusion

References

Chapter 7 Integration with Traditional Mexican-American Culture and Sociocultural Adjustment

Introduction

The Damaging-Culture Model and the Mexican-American Population in the 1980s

Nonsupport for the Damaging-Culture Model

The Basis of Traditional Mexican-American Culture as an Asset to Sociocultural Adjustment

Toward a Theory of Achievement and Adjustment for Mexican-Americans

References

Part III Mental Health and Psychotherapy

Chapter 8 Psychological Disorders among Chicanos

Introduction

Clinical Psychopathology and Mexican Americans

Prevalence of Psychological Disorder

Methodological Issues

Acculturation and Psychopathology

Summary and Conclusions

References

Chapter 9 Psychotherapy with Mexican Americans: Clinical and Empirical Gains

Introduction

The Need for Psychotherapy and Mental Health Services

Perceptions toward Psychotherapy

Alternative Service-Providers

Preparing Patients for Psychotherapy

Issues in Therapy for Spanish-Speaking and Bilingual Patients

Treatment Traditionally Received

Orienting Psychotherapists to Cross Cultural Boundaries

Preferences toward Psychotherapists

Self-Disclosure Styles

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Approaches

Conclusion

References

Chapter 10 Refining the Goals of Pluralistic Therapy from the Hispanic-Anglo Experience

Overview

The Need for Pluralistic Therapy

Culturally Relevant Therapy for Hispanics

Anglocentrism and Empathy, Concreteness, and Self-Disclosure

Universal Therapeutic Conditions of Engagement, Labeling, and Change

Summary and Conclusions

References

Chapter 11 Mental Health and the Chicano Elderly

Introduction

The Chicano Elderly: Age Stratas

General Mental Health Issues

The Double-Jeopardy Hypothesis

Social-Support Networks as Intervention Models

Implications for Mental Health Services to the Chicano Elderly

Assessment of Mental Health Status

References

Chapter 12 Some Research Considerations in Studying Stress and Distress of Mexican Americans

Introduction

Why Study the Psychological Distress of Mexican Americans?

How Not to Study the Psychological Distress of Mexican Americans

A Review of Studies

Research Issues in Stress Research with Mexican Americans

Summary and Conclusions

References

Part IV Social Psychology

Chapter 13 The Psychological Study of the Mexican

Introduction

The Beginnings

The Longitudinal, Overlapping, Developmental Study of Mexicans and Anglo Americans

Sociocultural Premises and Human Development

The Self of the Mexican

The Need for Greater Sociocultural Knowledge

References

Chapter 14 Power and Status of the Chicana: A Social-Psychological Perspective

Introduction

Status of Chicanas in Society

The Chicana in a Dynamic Society

Role of Women in the Mexican-American Culture

Conclusions

References

Chapter 15 Interpreting Chicano Cooperativeness: Methodological and Theoretical Considerations

Introduction

Validity of Social Motive Games

Limits of Social Motive Games

New Assessment Approaches

The Relative Strength of Social Motives

Generality of Cultural Differences

Causes of Cultural Differences

Social Policy Implications

References

Chapter 16 Foundations for a Chicano Social Psychology

Introduction

Cross-Cultural Issues in Social Psychology

Social Psychological Research on Chicanos

An Interactional Model for a Chicano Social Psychology

Conclusion

References

Part V Bilingualism

Chapter 17 Child Bilingualism: The Same Old Issues Revisited

Introduction

Definition and Measurement of Bilingualism

Process of Bilingual Language Development

Language Mixing and Switching

Language Input Considerations

Bilingualism and Cognitive Functioning

Summary

References

Chapter 18 An Information-Processing Approach to the Study of Hispanic Bilinguals' Cognition

Introduction

Information-Processing Accounts of Cognitive Behavior

Study of Bilingual Information-Processing

Cognitive Consequences of Bilingualism

Conclusion

References

Chapter 19 The Interrelationship of Spanish and Spanish-English Language Acquisition in the Hispanic Child

Introduction

Bilingualism

Spanish-Language Acquisition

Conclusion

References

Index


Details

No. of pages:
456
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1984
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483288833

About the Editor

Joe Martinez, Jr.

Joe L. Martinez, Jr. is a Ewing Halsell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas, San Antonio. His research focusses on the memory and the hippocampus with special attention to the opioid containing mossy fiver-CA3 projection. His recent work had identified important genes that are upregulated in the hippocampus following learning.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Richard Mendoza

Affiliations and Expertise

California School of Professional Psychology