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Multicultural Psychology

Sixth Edition

Jeffery Scott Mio, Lori A. Barker, Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, and John Gonzalez

Publication Date - 01 February 2023

ISBN: 9780197641279

552 pages
7 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches

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This leading text in the field of Multicultural Psychology relates to student through an applied, narrative-driven approach to current topics and is now available in an interactive Enhanced e-Book containing a wealth of digital resources.


Multicultural Psychology combines quantitative and qualitative research with anecdotal material to examine an array of multicultural issues and capture the richness of diverse cultures. The text focuses on compelling topics such as differences in world views, communication, racial and cultural identity, development, racism, and immigration. Other issues covered in the text include gender, sexuality, age, and ability. The authors provide a strong, vivid and personal voice to the text, richly populating it with anecdotes from themselves, their students, and other contributors and using them as central points around which to build their case for multicultural issues based on science.

New to this Edition

  • Discusses the impact of COVID-19 in Chapters 3 and 8 and other chapters where relevant.
  • Contrasts Indigenous practices and ways of knowing with Western research practices.
  • Chapter 3 on worldviews now includes the worldview caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Examines how the murder of George Floyd in the spring of 2020 led to much more understanding of cultural differences and racism.
  • Greatly expands the discussion of social media.
  • Expands the discussion of migrants trying to cross the border between the United States and Mexico, based on government policies.
  • New discussion on "White fragility" within the context of White privilege.
  • Additional section on racial/ethnic identity development, and future directions of this concept.


  • Written around stories (narratives or anecdotes) that illustrate and enrich important aspects of scientific studies and other professional writings in the field of multicultural psychology.
  • Issues specific to populations of diversity are integrated throughout the text.
  • Covers compelling topics such as differences in world views, communication, racial and cultural identity, development, racism, and immigration, as well as gender, sexuality, age, and ability.
  • Presents a broad foundation for understanding the issues psychologists address when studying culture and the practical applications of theory today.
  • The personal stories and discussions of current events make the text relatable to students' lives.

About the Author(s)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Mio is a professor in the Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he is also serves as the Director of the M.S. in Psychology Program. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1984. Dr. Mio has taught multicultural psychology since 1986. He is a Fellow in Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology) and past president of Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues) of the American Psychological Association as well as a Fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association.

Dr. Lori Barker is a professor in the Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Barker is a licensed psychologist and also works part-time as the Administrative Director of the Cal Poly Pomona, Ennis W. Cosby Child and Family Services Friendmobile. Dr. Barker received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA.

Dr. Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a Professor of Psychology at Utah State University (USU). Dr. Domenech Rodríguez has been actively engaged in programs of parenting intervention research with Latino families in México, Puerto Rico, and Michigan. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez is a licensed psychologist in Utah, Puerto Rico, and Idaho. She received her Ph.D from Colorado State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Family Research Consortium - III at the University of Washington. Dr. Domenech Rodríguez is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. She has received awards for mentorship (MENTOR award from the Society for the Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities, APA Division 12, Section 6), research (Emerging Professional Award from the Society for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, APA Division 45), service (Star Vega Distinguished Service Award from the National Latina/o Psychological Association), and the advancement of diversity issues in psychology (Carol Atteneave Award for Diversity, Society for Family Psychology, APA Division 43). She has served on the APA Ethics Committee as an associate member and is President of the Society for the Clinical Psychology of Ethnic Minorities. She is also Editor of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

John Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a member of the White Earth Anishinaabe Nation. He has his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota and received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Bemidji State University (BSU). Dr. Gonzalez's main areas of interest and research lies within cultural psychology, multicultural psychology, and community psychology. And more specifically, Dr. Gonzalez has research interests in the mental well-being and behavioral health of indigenous people and ethnic minorities.

Table of Contents

    About the Authors
    Chapter 1-What Is Multicultural Psychology?
    Chapter 2-Multicultural Issues Involving Research and Testing
    Chapter 3-Cultural Differences in Worldviews
    Chapter 4-Cultural Differences in Communication
    Chapter 5-Immigrants, Refugees, and the Acculturation Process
    Chapter 6-Stereotyping, Prejudice, Discrimination, and Racism
    Chapter 7-Cultural Identity Development
    Chapter 8-Culture and Health
    Chapter 9-Culture and Mental Health
    Chapter 10-Where Do We Go from Here? Building Multicultural Competence
    Cultural Humility
    A Change in Worldview