Psychology of Blacks: Centering Our Perspectives in the African Consciousness by Thomas A Parham

Psychology of Blacks: Centering Our Perspectives in the African Consciousness

byThomas A Parham, Adisa Ajamu, Joseph L. White

Paperback | October 7, 2010

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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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Thomas A. Parham, Ph.D. is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling and Health Services, as well as an adjunct faculty member, at the University of California, Irvine.Dr. Parham is a Past President of the National Association of Black Psychologists, where he also holds the title of Distinguished Psychologist. He is a Fellow of the Amer...

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Title:Psychology of Blacks: Centering Our Perspectives in the African ConsciousnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.99 × 6.04 × 0.34 inPublished:October 7, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131827731

ISBN - 13:9780131827738

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Building for Eternity  Chapter 2  African Centered Psychology in the Modern Era  Chapter 3  The Spiritual Core Of African Centered Psychology  Chapter 4  The African American Family  Chapter 5  Coping with Racism and Oppression: Social Disparities That Impact Black Lives  Chapter 6  The Struggle for Identity Congruence in African Americans  Chapter 7  The Psychology Of African Centered Education  Chapter 8  Mental Health Issues Among African American People  Chapter 9  Applications of An African Centered Psychology: The Juvenile Offender  Chapter 10  African Centered Psychology:  A Look Beyond 2010  Chapter 11 Selected Annotated Bibliography