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.
Table of Contents:
I. Multiculturalism and Intersectionality in the Psychology Classroom
Teaching From an Intersectional Perspective: An Overview
Developing a Culturally Competent and Inclusive Curriculum: A Comprehensive Framework for Teaching Multicultural Psychology
Racial Microaggressions and Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom
II. Gender, Ethnic, and Sociocultural Perspectives: Specialized Courses and Content Areas
Who Is the Woman in the Psychology of Women? Addressing Diversity and Intersectionality
Intersectionality in Teaching the Psychology of Men
Integrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Issues in the Psychology Curriculum
Psychology of Asian Americans
Teaching Africana Psychology
Teaching Latinx Psychology
Weaving American Indian and Alaska Native Topics Into the Psychology Curriculum
Intersections Among Religion, Culture, Gender, and Mental Health
Disability as an Intersectional Diversity Variable in the Psychology Curriculum
Teaching About Poverty and Social Class: Fostering Class Consciousness
Teaching Cultural and Transnational Psychology: Taking Intersectionality Across the Globe
Nontraditional Students: Multigenerational, Multilocational, and Multicultural
III. Integrating Diversity Into General Psychology Courses
The Introductory Psychology Course From a More Diverse Human Perspective
Teaching Personality and Abnormal Psychology With Inclusivity
Teaching Developmental Psychology: Celebrating the Dialectics of Development
Overcoming Student Defensiveness in Social Psychology Courses: A Collaborative Workshop for Discussing Privilege and Prejudice
Multicultural Considerations in the Psychology Research Methods Course
Teaching Biopsychology: Multicultural Findings and Implications
Teaching Critical, Multivocal Histories of Psychology: Uncovering Diversity
Including Social Determinants of Health Disparities in Health Psychology
Diversity Education in Professional Psychology
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.
Visit the Multicultural Psychology Lab website.
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.
Her research focuses on 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 enhanced minority and immigrant success in adult education.
She is widely published and has received numerous awards for her work.
Kat Quina lives in Hope, RI.
Visit the Kathryn Quina | Department of Psychology page on the University of Rhode Island website.