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Bridging the Cultural Divide: Why Psychologists Must Begin to Take Culture Seriously and How They Can

Bridging the Cultural Divide: Why Psychologists Must Begin to Take Culture Seriously and How They... Fouad , N. A. , & Arredondo , P. ( 2007 ). Becoming culturally oriented: Practical advice for psychologists and educators . Washington , D.C. : American Psychological Association . ISBN: 1‐59147‐424‐8 $49.95 . Fouad and Arredondo's Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators is an overdue work managing to combine treatise, call to action, and field guide into one slim volume. In a field known for falling prey to the zeitgeist, terms such as interdisciplinary , culture , and boundaries have become the flavors du jour . Yet the authors have seen beyond the sign of the times to the universal changes permeating not only a body of professionals but also a world of peoples. The changes reflected and predicted in Becoming Culturally Oriented are very real, as are Fouad and Arrendondo's tactics with which we should be meeting the challenges posed by these changes. Primarily targeting psychologists, the book's legitimacy and tone is set in the opening chapters as the authors first address the issues of multiculturalism both theoretically and empirically. To ground this work in scientific rigor provides a framework for the remaining pages. Following this introduction, they confront head‐on the issue of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy Wiley

Bridging the Cultural Divide: Why Psychologists Must Begin to Take Culture Seriously and How They Can

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Wiley
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Copyright © 2007 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1529-7489
eISSN
1530-2415
DOI
10.1111/j.1530-2415.2007.00148.x
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Fouad , N. A. , & Arredondo , P. ( 2007 ). Becoming culturally oriented: Practical advice for psychologists and educators . Washington , D.C. : American Psychological Association . ISBN: 1‐59147‐424‐8 $49.95 . Fouad and Arredondo's Becoming Culturally Oriented: Practical Advice for Psychologists and Educators is an overdue work managing to combine treatise, call to action, and field guide into one slim volume. In a field known for falling prey to the zeitgeist, terms such as interdisciplinary , culture , and boundaries have become the flavors du jour . Yet the authors have seen beyond the sign of the times to the universal changes permeating not only a body of professionals but also a world of peoples. The changes reflected and predicted in Becoming Culturally Oriented are very real, as are Fouad and Arrendondo's tactics with which we should be meeting the challenges posed by these changes. Primarily targeting psychologists, the book's legitimacy and tone is set in the opening chapters as the authors first address the issues of multiculturalism both theoretically and empirically. To ground this work in scientific rigor provides a framework for the remaining pages. Following this introduction, they confront head‐on the issue of

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Analyses of Social Issues & Public PolicyWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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