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Book News Annotation:

Covers the most recent research on issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health. Presents a demographic and historical profile of Asian American populations, and discusses cultural values, racism, general family characteristics, and differences in personality between Asian- and Euro-Americans. Examines sources of stress due to factors such as minority status, cultural conflicts, and refugee experiences, and reviews studies on rates and common manifestations of mental disorders.
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Synopsis:

It has been more than 12 years since Stanley Sue and James Morishima published their seminal work, The Mental Health of Asian Americans. Since that time, an enormous amount of research has been conducted and there has been a significant shift in who comprises this population--an increasing number of Asian Americans are foreign born and the percentages from different ethnic groups have changed. This volume, based on the most recent research findings, brings the literature up to date by offering the most comprehensive coverage available on the full range of contemporary issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health.

Synopsis:

Covers the most recent research on issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health. Presents a demographic and historical profile of Asian American populations, and discusses cultural values, racism, general family characteristics, and differences in per

Synopsis:

It has been more than 12 years since Stanley Sue and James Morishima published their seminal work, The Mental Health of Asian Americans. Since that time, an enormous amount of research has been conducted and there has been a significant shift in who comprises this population - an increasing number of Asian Americans are foreign born and the percentages from different ethnic groups have changed. This volume, based on the most recent research findings, brings the literature up to date by offering the most comprehensive coverage available on the full range of contemporary issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health. Chapters in the first section present a demographic and historical profile of Asian American populations, and discuss Asian American cultural values and the racism that is directed against them as a conceptual framework for understanding Asian American personality patterns. The general characteristics of Asian American families are explored. Also reviewed are the latest research findings on issues of ethnic identity, as well as differences in personality characteristics between Asian Americans and Euro-Americans. The second section of the book examines sources of stress due to minority status, cultural conflicts, and immigration and refugee experiences. Focusing on mental health needs, chapters in the third section review empirical studies on the rates of mental disorders among Asian Americans, as well as predictors and common manifestations of mental health disorders. Specific reasons why Asian Americans seem to underutilize available mental health services are explored, and alternative models for the delivery of mental healthservices are discussed. Filled with illuminating insights and written in an accessible style, Asian Americans is the perfect classroom text for courses on Asian American or ethnic studies, as well as psychology, sociology, and anthropology courses on mental health across cultures. Presenting the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage on Asian American mental health, it is a necessary reference for all mental health professionals working with this population.

Synopsis:

This widely adopted text synthesizes an extensive body of research on Asian American personality development, identity, and mental health. Uba focuses on how ethnocultural factors interact with minority group status to shape the experiences of members of diverse Asian American groups. Cultural values and norms shared by many Asian Americans are examined and common sources of stress described, including racial discrimination and immigrant and refugee experiences. Rates of mental health problems in Asian American communities are reviewed, as are predictors and manifestations of specific disorders. The volume also explores patterns in usage of available mental health services and considers ways that service delivery models might be adapted to better meet the needs of Asian American clients.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p.261-292) and index.

About the Author

Laura Uba, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Asian American Studies Department at California State University, Northridge, is the recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships dealing with issues in Asian American communities: One from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, and the other from the Institute of American Cultures at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

Table of Contents

1. A Diverse Population

2. Culture and Race

3. Families

4. Personality Patterns

5. Ethnic Identity

6. Stress

7. Stress and Refugees

8. Psychopathology in the "Model Minority"

9. Underuse of Mental Health Services

10. Psychotherapy

11. Conclusion

Appendix A: Types of Mental Disorders

Appendix B: Mental Health Delivery Systems

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898623727
Subtitle:
Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health
Author:
Uba, Laura
Publisher:
The Guilford Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Psychotherapy
Subject:
Personality
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Asian americans
Subject:
Mental Disorders
Subject:
Stress, Psychological
Subject:
Asians Americans -- psychology.
Subject:
Stress, Psychological -- ethnology -- United States.
Subject:
Asians Americans
Subject:
Psychotherapy - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Asian Americans -- Mental health.
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
20030407
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
302
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
It has been more than 12 years since Stanley Sue and James Morishima published their seminal work, The Mental Health of Asian Americans. Since that time, an enormous amount of research has been conducted and there has been a significant shift in who comprises this population--an increasing number of Asian Americans are foreign born and the percentages from different ethnic groups have changed. This volume, based on the most recent research findings, brings the literature up to date by offering the most comprehensive coverage available on the full range of contemporary issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health.

"Synopsis" by , Covers the most recent research on issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health. Presents a demographic and historical profile of Asian American populations, and discusses cultural values, racism, general family characteristics, and differences in per
"Synopsis" by , It has been more than 12 years since Stanley Sue and James Morishima published their seminal work, The Mental Health of Asian Americans. Since that time, an enormous amount of research has been conducted and there has been a significant shift in who comprises this population - an increasing number of Asian Americans are foreign born and the percentages from different ethnic groups have changed. This volume, based on the most recent research findings, brings the literature up to date by offering the most comprehensive coverage available on the full range of contemporary issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health. Chapters in the first section present a demographic and historical profile of Asian American populations, and discuss Asian American cultural values and the racism that is directed against them as a conceptual framework for understanding Asian American personality patterns. The general characteristics of Asian American families are explored. Also reviewed are the latest research findings on issues of ethnic identity, as well as differences in personality characteristics between Asian Americans and Euro-Americans. The second section of the book examines sources of stress due to minority status, cultural conflicts, and immigration and refugee experiences. Focusing on mental health needs, chapters in the third section review empirical studies on the rates of mental disorders among Asian Americans, as well as predictors and common manifestations of mental health disorders. Specific reasons why Asian Americans seem to underutilize available mental health services are explored, and alternative models for the delivery of mental healthservices are discussed. Filled with illuminating insights and written in an accessible style, Asian Americans is the perfect classroom text for courses on Asian American or ethnic studies, as well as psychology, sociology, and anthropology courses on mental health across cultures. Presenting the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage on Asian American mental health, it is a necessary reference for all mental health professionals working with this population.
"Synopsis" by ,
This widely adopted text synthesizes an extensive body of research on Asian American personality development, identity, and mental health. Uba focuses on how ethnocultural factors interact with minority group status to shape the experiences of members of diverse Asian American groups. Cultural values and norms shared by many Asian Americans are examined and common sources of stress described, including racial discrimination and immigrant and refugee experiences. Rates of mental health problems in Asian American communities are reviewed, as are predictors and manifestations of specific disorders. The volume also explores patterns in usage of available mental health services and considers ways that service delivery models might be adapted to better meet the needs of Asian American clients.

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