Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology: Developmental and Community-Based Perspectives

Handbook of U.S. Latino Psychology: Developmental and Community-Based Perspectives

By: Josefina M. Contreras Grau (editor), Margarita Azmitia (editor), T. Jaime Chahin (editor), Gustavo Carlo (editor), Natasha J. Cabrera (editor), Francisco A. Villarruel (editor)Hardback

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Synthesizing cutting-edge research and methodological advances, this handbook covers the many needs and advances in Latino psychology and summarizes and integrates the growing literature.

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Francisco A. Villarruel (Ph.D., 1990, University of Wisconsin, Madison) is an Associate Professor of Family & Child Ecology at Michigan State University and a Research Associate with the Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, a university-wide research and outreach unit promoting positive development of children, youth, and families in communities through the application of the scholarly resources of Michigan State. He is affiliated with the Julian Samora Research Institute, which generates applies knowledge to serve the needs of Latino communities in the Midwest. Since joining Michigan State in 1992, Dr. Villarruel has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Community Services and Child Development programs. His research focus is on developmental contextualism, Latino youth and families, and positive youth development. Moral and Prosocial Development, University of Nebraska.


1: The History of Latino Psychology - Amado Padilla; Esteban Olmedo 2: Conceptual Issues in Latino Mental Health Treatment - Margarita Alegria; Meghan Woo 3: Understanding Psychopathology Among the Adult and Child Latino Population From the United States and Puerto Rico: An Epidemiologic Perspective - Glorisa Canino; Margarrita Alegria 4: Methodological Issues in Research on Latino Populations - George P. Knight; Mark W. Roosa; Carlos O. Calderon-Tena; Nancy A. Gonzales 5: Ethical Issues in Conducting Research with Latino Drug Users - Merrill Singer; Celia Fisher; G. Derrick Hodge; Hassan Saleheen; Meena Mahadevan 6: Latino Ethnic Identity - Stephen Quintana; Nicolas Scull 7: Immigration and Adaptation - Andrew J. Fuligni; Krista Perreira 8: Acculturation, Enculturation and the Psychosocial Adaptation of Latino Youth - Nancy A. Gonzales; Fairlee C. Fabrett; George P. Knight 9: Acculturative Stress and Adaptation - Adriana J. Umana-Taylor; Edna C. Alfaro 10: Latino Families: Parenting, Relational and Developmental Processes - Josefina M. Grau; Margarita Azmitia; Justin Quattlebaum 11: A View from Within and from Without: The Development of Latina Feminist Psychology - Aida Hurtado; Karina Cervantez 12: Theories and Research on Prosocial Competencies Among US Latinos/as - Gustavo Carlo; Maria Rosario T. de Guzman 13: Risk, Resilience, and Positive Development Among Latino Youth - Gabriel P. Kuperminc; Natalie J. Wilkins; Cathy Roche; Anabel Alvarez 14: Health and Mental Health Perspectives - Steve Applewhite 15: Early Intervention Programs: The case of Head Start for Latino Children - Natasha Cabrera; Jacqueline D. Shannon; Vanessa Rodriguez; Alexis Lubar 16: Latino PreK-3 Education: A Critical Foundation - Eugene Garcia; Kent P. Scribner 17: Parenting Interventions and Latino Families: Research Findings, Cultural Adaptations, and Future Directions - Luis Zayas; Joaquin Borrego, Jr.; Melanie M. Domenech Rodriguez 18: Evidence-Based Approaches to Working with Latino Youth and Families - Guillermo Bernal; Emily Saez-Santiago; Amarilys Galloza-Carrero 19: Clincial Approaches to Working with Latino Adults - Esteban Cardemil; Ingrid A. Sarmiento 20: The Psychology of Health: Physical Health and the Role of Culture and Behavior - Hector Betancourt; Patricia M. Flynn 21: Cancer Screening and Survivorship in Latino Populations: A Primer for Psychologists - Lydia Buki; Melissa Selem 22: Substance Use among Latino Adolescents: Cultural, Social, and Psychological Considerations - Lisa J. Crockett; Byron L. Zamboanga 23: Sexuality and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Latino Adolescents and Young Adults - Marcela Raffaelli; Maria I. Iturbide 24: Perspectives and Recommendations for Future Directions in U.S. Latino Psychology - Gustavo Carlo; Francisco A. Villarruel; Margarita Azmita; Natasha J. Cabrera

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/09/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412957601
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781412957601
  • weight: 998
  • ISBN10: 1412957605

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