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Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology

Edited by Frederick W. Hickling, Brigitte K. Matthies, Kai Morgan and Roger C. Gibson

Paperback: £40.00 / $65.00

2012, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 744pp
ISBN: 978-1-84905-358-7, BIC 2: JMH MMJ JFSL1

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Perspectives in Caribbean Psychology attempts to record the unique psychological character of those who live in the Caribbean and more broadly people of African-Caribbean heritage. It considers the impact of colonialism, the struggle for domination by various European and North American countries through history on individuals, and the unique psychological realities that have emerged from attempts to come to terms with the realities of Caribbean culture and experience.

Contributors address prevalent issues of violence, mental illness, stigma, psychopathology and HIV/AIDS, and chronicle the adaptation, cultural retentions, resilience and migratory tenacity of the Caribbean people, both within their geographic communities and in the Diaspora.

This book makes the case for a definitively Caribbean psychology with a range of chapters on psychological assessment, understanding and treatment modalities culled from a Caribbean experience. It will be an invaluable source of reference for anyone with an interest in multicultural psychology, as well as for social work and mental health professionals working with members of the Caribbean community.

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