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Multicultural Psychology

Hi, could I have another guide to follow please:

1) Define multicultural psychology
2) Provide a brief history of multicultural psychology
3) Provide a rationale for the establishment of multicultural psychology as a subspecialty of psychology

Two references please.

THIS IS NOT A ESSAY OR ASSIGNMENT-COMPLETION REQUEST. THIS IS A GUIDE TO HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND.
CAN ANYONE HELP TO UNDERSTAND THIS. FOR ME TO DO THIS AND HAVE A GUIDE TO FOLLOW MY DEADLINE IS TOMORROW. SO PLEASE HELP.

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Let's take a closer look at each section. I also attached an informative article, some of which this response is drawn for further consideration. It is 8:15 pm in my time zone, so I am hoping we are in the same time zone, or else this psoting might be slightly past your 9:32 p.m deadline time.

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1) Define multicultural psychology

Multicultural psychology is "the systematic study of all aspects of human behavior as it occurs in settings where people of different cultural backgrounds encounter each other. Multiculturalism has been considered a "fourth force" in the field of psychology, supplementing behaviorism, psychodynamic theories, and humanistic psychology. [It] explores...such topics as differences in worldviews and in means of communication; the acculturation process; stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and racism; cultural identity development; and building multicultural competence" (Peony Fhagen-Smith, http://wheatoncollege.edu/Catalog/PSY/Courses/_251.html).

Multicultural psychology attempts "to understand and to accurately represent the psychology of the many different groups and individuals" (Hall & Barongan, 2002, http://cseng.awl.com/catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0130191469-PRE,00.html).

Another definition is this:

"Our definition of multicultural psychology states that the field is interested in what happens when people of different backgrounds interact with one another. Bochner (1999) defines culture contact as "critical incidents where people from different cultural, ethnic, or linguistic backgrounds come into social contact with each other" (p. 22) and describes two broad categories of contacts: (1) contacts that occur between members of a culturally diverse society, or between people of many different backgrounds who live and work together on a daily basis; and (2) contacts that occur when people from one society visit another country, for purposes such as business, tourism, study, or assistance (e.g., Peace Corps). Multicultural psychology is interested in both types of cultural contact, although it emphasizes the first type ...

Solution Summary

This solution defines multicultural psychology and provides a brief history of multicultural psychology, as well as a rationale for the establishment of multicultural psychology as a subspecialty of psychology. Supplemented with additional information on the topic and references are provided.

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