Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness: Resources for the Psychology Classroom

Pages: 376
Item #: 4311004
ISBN: 978-1-55798-991-8
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Copyright: 2003
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Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness provides information about how to integrate topics of diversity into a variety of psychology courses and programs of study. Because psychology now contains a rich body of knowledge that reaches across gender, social, and cultural lines, a single class about gender or cross-cultural studies is no longer sufficient to teach students about multiculturalism. Instead, such issues need to be incorporated into each part of the psychology curriculum.

This edited volume helps instructors integrate information about diversity into their classes and directs them to useful print, video, and Internet resources. It also includes creative projects and exercises that they can use in introductory or graduate level courses.

Chapters discuss groups typically considered in a multicultural course (i.e., Latinos, Asians, and African Americans) as well as individuals who are often overlooked, such as the disabled, older adults, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. The book concludes with a section describing models for broader curricular change, such as in clinical doctoral training and continuing education programs.

Filled with thoughtful and creative guidance by expert teachers, this book is a valuable resource for educators who seek effective methods to give students a thoughtful and comprehensive understanding of the culturally evolving world in which they will live and work.

Table of Contents



  • Creating a Psychology of All People
    —Florence L. Denmark
  • The Richness of Human Realities
    —Stanley Sue



  • Gender and Multiculturalism in Psychology: Transformations and New Directions
    —Kathryn Quina and Phyllis Bronstein

I. Integrating Diversity Into General Psychology Courses

  1. The Introductory Psychology Course From a Broader Human Perspective
    —Su L. Boatright and Sara S. Little
  2. Teaching Abnormal Psychology: Diversifying Structure and Content
    —Sondra E. Solomon
  3. Teaching Developmental Psychology: Celebrating the Dialectics of Development
    —Lynne A. Bond and Kathleen S. Gorman
  4. Varying Angles and Wider Lenses: A Multicultural Transformation of the Undergraduate Social Psychology Course
    —Lisa Bowleg
  5. Personality, Gender, and Culture
    —Phyllis Bronstein
  6. The Experimental Psychology Course
    —Kathryn Quina and Janet M. Kulberg
  7. Teaching Biopsychology: The Interdependence of Psychology and Biology
    —Ethel Tobach
  8. Beyond Great Men and Great Ideas: History of Psychology in Sociocultural Context
    —Laurel Furumoto
  9. Diversifying Health Psychology: The Sociocultural Context
    —Hope Landrine and Elizabeth A. Klonoff
  10. Who is the Woman in the Psychology of Women?
    —Beverly J. Goodwin, Maureen C. McHugh, and Lisa Osachy Touster

II. Gender, Ethnic, and Sociocultural Perspectives: Specialized Courses and Content Areas

  1. Teaching About Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health
    —Nnamdi Pole, Jennifer J. Treuting, and Robert W. Levenson
  2. Teaching Cross-Cultural Psychology
    —Walter J. Lonner
  3. Psychological Issues of Asian Americans
    —Connie S. Chan
  4. Teaching African American Psychology: Resources and Strategies
    —Halford H. Fairchild, Lisa Whitten, and Harriette W. Richard
  5. Teaching Latino Psychology
    —Cynthia de las Fuentes, Augustíne Barón, Jr., and Melba J. T. Vásquez
  6. Infusing American Indian and Alaska Native Topics Into the Psychology Curriculum
    —Joseph E. Trimble
  7. Integrating Jewish Issues Into the Teaching of Psychology
    —Evelyn Torton Beck, Julie L. Goldberg, and L. Lee Knefelkamp
  8. Infusing Disability Issues Into the Psychology Curriculum
    —Adrienne Asch and Henry McCarthy
  9. Teaching the Psychology of Later Life
    —Royda Crose
  10. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Issues in the Psychology Curriculum
    —Jacqueline S. Weinstock
  11. A Course on Men and Masculinity
    —Albert J. Lott

III. Programmatic and Pedagogical Issues

  1. Building a Multicultural Community: One Department's Transformation
    —Vonda Dionne Jones-Hudson
  2. Continuing Education
    —Mary Zahm and Kathryn Quina
  3. Integrating Multicultural Issues Into Graduate Clinical Psychology Training
    —Elizabeth Davis-Russell
  4. Dealing With Difficult Classroom Dialogue
    —Gale Young


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