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.
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