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The Psychology of Inequity
Social Actions and Movements
by Yolanda E. Garcia, Arthur W. Blume, and Jean Lau Chin, Editors
April 2023, 260pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
1 volume, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-7903-6
$63, £47, 55€, A86
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eBook Available: 978-1-4408-7904-3
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A must-have for mental health care providers, students, and advocates searching for effective and innovative resources to treat and disrupt inequities.

This volume shares innovative methods to treat inequities. Many of these utilize the strengths of culturally grounded approaches to care, including radical healing, training young people of color in civic engagement, and embracing the power of spirituality and creativity.

Written by psychologists, mental health care providers, and researchers, the contributions in this volume challenge inequities from myriad personal and professional perspectives. Many of the contemporary and novel methods used to confront inequities discussed in this book capitalize on the strengths of culturally grounded approaches to help and treatment. These include radical healing, training young people of color in civic engagement, and embracing how spirituality and creativity can help people and communities solve problems and thrive in adverse circumstances. From reconsidering the #MeToo movement to proposing powerful ways to prevent the further legal and cultural prosecution of immigrants in the United States, this book proposes solutions to the most harmful and visible inequity problems across the country. As the only book that addresses the psychology of inequity at the personal and national levels and across different cultural contexts, this volume is a must-read for those looking to solve inequity problems and help victims heal from their insidious effects.

Features

  • Identifies grassroots methods to combat inequities and empower communities, including radical healing
  • Explores connections between inequities and modern activist identities
  • Suggests specific methods for using applied research to take on the unjust prosecution of immigrants in the United States
  • Outlines approaches to treating intergenerational traumas and silences caused and perpetuated by inequities
Yolanda E. García is associate professor and doctoral training director of the counseling/school psychology PhD program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Northern Arizona University. She was awarded the 2022 Arizona Psychological Association award for Distinguished Contributions to Science and is deeply committed to equity and training in psychology.

Arthur W. Blume 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, as well as a Rockefeller Foundation Academic Writing Fellowship.

Jean Lau Chin was a highly respected Asian American psychologist who published extensively in the areas 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. In 2020, she was lost to the inequities of COVID-19 and is sorely missed.
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