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.



Foreword (Stanley Sue)

Foreword (Florence L. Denmark)


Introduction (Jasmine A. Mena and Kathryn Quina)

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.  V?squez)

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 GudmundsdottIr, 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 instructors of psychology courses.

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