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Recently published books relevant to international psychology.

The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological EthicsEdited by Mark M. Leach, Michael J. Stevens, Geoff Lindsay, Andrea Ferrero, Yesim Korkut

“The need for quality standards and rules of conduct concerning all aspects of the activities of psychology has long been acknowledged. In particular, over the last few years there has been a growing awareness of the need for and the advantage of internationally recognized ethical standards, particularly concerning research and practice and the well-being of individuals and societies… The Oxford Handbook of International Psychological Ethics is the state-of-the-art source for information on psychological ethics worldwide, and offers an inclusive international review of contemporary and emerging ethical issues within the profession and science of psychology.” 
 — From the Oxford University Press website.

 

Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes

Intercountry Adoption: Policies, Practices, and OutcomesEdited by Judith L. Gibbons and Karen Smith Rotabi

“Up to 45,000 children have crossed borders annually as part of the intercountry adoption boom. Proponents have touted intercountry adoption as a natural intervention for promoting child welfare. However, in cases of fraud and economic incentives, intercountry adoption has been denounced as child trafficking… Social workers play critical roles in intercountry adoption; they are often involved in family support services or child relinquishment in sending countries, and in evaluating potential adoptive homes, processing applications, and providing support for adoptive families in receiving countries… Their voice is essential in shaping practical and ethical policies of the future.” 
 — From the Ashgate website. Judith Gibbons is also Editor of APA’s international journal, International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice and Consultation.

Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians: Theory, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians: Theory, Diagnosis, and TreatmentEdited by Edward C. Chang

“The Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians represents a… global collaboration among leading experts of psychopathology in Asian adults. Chapters provide critical appraisals of existing research and theory as they relate to issues surrounding the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of major mental disorders among Asians… Complementing these topics are chapters that take a unique look at psychiatric syndromes that have been identified in Asia and at interventions that have been indigenously developed in Asia for treating mental disorders. Additional foundational chapters focus on topics such as the psychology of Asians, assessment and research issues in studying Asians, and future directions for research and policy in studying and treating Asians with mental disorders.” 
 — From the Oxford University Press website.

Child Development: Special Section on Children From Immigrant Families

Child Development: Special Section on Children From Immigrant FamiliesEdited by Jeffrey J. Lockman et al.

The September/October 2012 issue of Child Development, a publication of the Society for Research in Child Development, includes a Special Section on Children from Immigrant Families. The section “compares and contrasts the developmental experiences of children from immigrant families in the United States and abroad… Indeed, several articles in this journal examine children from immigrant families in countries beyond the United States, including other primarily English-speaking economies, several European countries, and at least one developing region. These articles indicate that even when comparing highly similar countries, the outcomes of children from immigrant families often differ due to a variety of macro– and micro-level factors… and how the reception of immigrant children can be colored by race-ethnicity in one country, religion in another, and colonial and related traditions in still others.” 
 — From the Introduction to the Special Section by Robert Crosnoe and Andrew J. Fuligni.