Chicano Psychology

2nd Edition

Editors: Joe Martinez, Jr. Richard Mendoza
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124756601
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 Referen


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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