The Psychology of Inequity
Global Issues and Perspectives
by Arthur W. Blume, Jean Lau Chin, and Yolanda E. Garcia, Editors
September 2022, 245pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7901-2
$75, £58, 66€, A103
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Global inequity has been greatly exacerbated by recent global challenges, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

This book presents cutting edge conceptualizations of the psychological challenges of inequity and engages the audience in examining the global nature of inequity and how it psychologically impacts human beings across both space and time.

The Psychology of Inequity: Global Issues and Perspectives examines the psychological consequences of inequity beyond the borders of the United States and other western nations. Inequity does not end at national borders; it is a global problem that reflects the interdependent nature of our planetary existence. This book advances our understanding of psychological inequity as a global problem requiring global solutions.

The volume approaches its topic from many angles, moving from a discussion of the psychological concerns of specific groups—from targets of racism and sexism to the plights of migrants, refugees, and immigrants—to large scale global inequities and their psychological consequences, such as educational inequities and climate change. An excellent introduction to decolonized psychology on an international scale, this book will benefit anyone interested in learning more about promoting global equity in psychologically healthy and culturally appropriate ways.


  • Examines how to address the mental health concerns of a rapidly growing refugee, migrant, and immigrant population globally
  • Addresses global trends in inequity that have broad psychological consequences internationally
  • Discusses the relationship of inequities to global climate change and widespread environmental degradation and proposes sustainable solutions
  • Includes suggestions for progressive action, such as how decolonizing education may contribute to reducing inequities globally
Arthur W. Blume, PhD, is professor of psychology at Washington State University Vancouver. He has been honored with the Trimble and Horvat Award for Distinguished Contributions to Native and Indigenous Psychology and a Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Fellowship. Blume is a fellow in the American Psychological Association and was a past president of its Division 45—Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race and of the Society of Indian Psychologists.

Jean Lau Chin, PhD, professor and former dean of the Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in New York, was a highly revered Asian American psychologist who published extensively in the area of diversity in leadership, multicultural psychology, and feminist psychology. She was honored with many prestigious awards over the course of her career, including the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Asian American Psychological Association. Chin was lost to the inequities of COVID-19 before this volume was published and is sorely missed.

Yolanda E. Garcia, PhD, is associate professor and doctoral training director in the counseling/school psychology PhD program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University. She is president of the American Psychological Association's Division 45—Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race; a past president of the National Latinx Psychological Association; and a past president of the Arizona Psychological Association.

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