Title Integrating Multiculturalism and Intersectionality Into the Psychology Curriculum
Subtitle Strategies for Instructors
Author Jasmine A. Mena, Kathryn Quina
ISBN 9781433830075
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 362
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher American Psychological Association (Eurospan Group)
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Multicultural and intersectional aspects of identity are crucial components of human psychology. Yet, properly teaching and accounting for these factors in psychology courses can be a challenge. This comprehensive book provides instructors with practical guidance for incorporating multicultural perspectives into their courses and creating more welcoming and inclusive classrooms. The contributors are experienced instructors of graduate and undergraduate courses who describe effective teaching strategies, activities, and assignments that encourage students to contribute their viewpoints, learn from each other, challenge their own biases, and expand their worldviews.

Chapters examine specific sociocultural groups based on gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic and ability status. Authors discuss these topics using an intersectional approach, recognizing that individuals are complex beings who are members of multiple groups and whose overlapping identities influence their development, social relationships, and worldviews. Other chapters offer recommendations for integrating multiculturalism into core psychology courses, including introduction to psychology classes, which are most undergraduate students’ only exposure to psychology.



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Part I: Multiculturalism and Intersectionality in the Psychology Classroom

Chapter 1: Teaching From an Intersectional Perspective: An Overview
Brittney Poindexter and Kathryn Quina

Chapter 2: Developing a Culturally Competent and Inclusive Curriculum: A Comprehensive Framework for Teaching Multicultural Psychology
Annemarie Vaccaro

Chapter 3: Racial Microaggressions and Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
Tammy Vargas Warnar

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

Chapter 4: Who Is the Woman in the Psychology of Women? Addressing Diversity and Intersectionality
Beverly J. Goodwin, Camille J. Interligi, Ashley E. Kasardo, Maureen C. McHugh and Andrea D. Poet

Chapter 5: Intersectionality in Teaching the Psychology of Men
Christopher Kilmartin

Chapter 6: Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues in the Psychology Curriculum
Jacquelin S. Weinstock

Chapter 7: Psychology of Asian Americans
Connie S. Chan and Kattalina Berriochoa

Chapter 8: Teaching Africana Psychology
Lisa Whitten, Halford H. Fairchild and Harriete W. Richard

Chapter 9: Teaching Latinx Psychology
Jasmine A. Mena and Melba J. T.  Vãsquez

Chapter 10: Weaving American Indian and Alaska Native Topics Into the Psychology Curriculum
Joseph E. Trimble and Gayle Skawen: nio  Morse

Chapter 11: Intersections Among Religion, Culture, Gender, and Mental Health
Kate Miriam Loewenthal

Chapter 12: Disability as an Intersectional Diversity Variable in the Psychology Curriculum
Julie L. Williams

Chapter 13: Teaching About Poverty and Social Class: Fostering Class Consciousness
Heather E. Bullock and Bernice Lott

Chapter 14: Teaching Cultural and Transnational Psychology: Taking Intersectionality Across the Globe
Lynn H. Collins

Chapter 15: Nontraditional Students: Multigenerational, Multilocational, and Multicultural
Mary Zahm and  Kathryn Quina

Part III: Integrating Diversity Into General Psychology Courses

Chapter 16: The Introductory Psychology Course From a More Diverse Human Perspective
Su L. Boatright-Horowitz, Savannah McSheffrey, Marisa E.  Marracini and Yvette Harps-Logan

Chapter 17: Teaching Personality and Abnormal Psychology With Inclusivity
Alice W. Cheng, Kathy McCloskey, and mala L. Matacin

Chapter 18: Teaching Developmental Psychology: Celebrating the Dialectics of Development
Kathleen S. Gorman and Celeste M. Caviness

Chapter 19: Overcoming Student Defensiveness in Social Psychology Courses: A Collaborative Workshop for Discussing Privilege and Prejudice
Andrea L. Dotollo

Chapter 20: Multicultural Considerations in the Psychology Research Methods Course
Jasmine A. Mena, Nathan E. Cook,  and Kathryn Quina

Chapter 21: Teaching Biopsychology: Multicultural Findings and Implications
Lisa A. Weyandt, Danielle R. Oster, Bergljot Gyda Gudmundsdotter, and Meghan Lamarre Rinaldi-Young

Chapter 22: Teaching Critical, Multivocal Histories of Psychology: Uncovering Diversity
Kelli Vaughan-Johnson and Alexendra Rutherford

Chapter 23: Including Social Determinants of Health Disparities in Health Psychology
Colleen A. Redding and Mirayam Yusufov

Chapter 24: Diversity Education in Professional Psychology
Kathleen A. Malloy, Julie L. Williams, LaTrelle D. Jackson, Janeece R. Warfield, and Steven Kniffley


About the Editors

About the Editors:

Jasmine A. Mena, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Latin American Studies Program affiliate at Bucknell University. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Rhode Island. Her research examines the influence of culture and discrimination on mental and physical health and wellness. She is the recipient of various honors including an Association for Academic and University Women Research Leave Fellowship, Emerging Professional - Contributions to Service Award, (APA Division 45), and Women of Color Psychologies Paper Award (APA Division 35). Jasmine Mena lives in Lewisburg, PA.


Kathryn (“Kat”) Quina, PhD, is Emerita Associate Dean and Professor of Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She earned her PhD in experimental psychophysics at the University of Georgia and discovered feminist psychology soon after. Her research has focused women and gender, especially the sequelae of sexual abuse. As Psychology Coordinator and Advisor, and subsequently Associate Dean, of the University of Rhode Island’s College of Continuing Education, she directed programs that enhance minority and immigrant success in adult education. She coedited this book’s popular predecessors, Teaching Gender and Multicultural Awareness (2003) and Teaching A Psychology of People (1988), and has received local and national awards for her work in feminist and multicultural psychology. Kat Quina lives in Hope, RI.

Target Audience:.

This book is intended for students and academicians of Psychology.

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