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African American Psychology

The purpose of this course is to examine theoretical and empirical issues relating to the social psychological and psychological study of African-Americans. Specific attention will be given to: (1) traditional social psychological and non-traditional approaches (Afrocentric) to the study of African-Americans; (2) issues of measurement or assessment of the minority personality (e.g., testing bias, intelligence testing, etc.); (3) self-concept and developmental issues, such as cognition, self-esteem and racial identity (4), institutional effects such as the role of family and education in the social psychological study of African-Americans.

Dr. Clovis L. White
Oberlin College

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