Psychology of Asian American adults: Challenges and strengths

Oanh Meyer, Manveen Dhindsa, Nolan Zane

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This chapter examines the mental health issues of Asian American adults from two perspectives. First, there is a focus on prejudice and discrimination, acculturative stress, and family conflict as major challenges to psychological adjustment and mental health. Second, psychosocial factors that contribute to resilience in Asian American adults are discussed, specifically, cultural values, family, religious and community institutions, and ethnic identity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Race and Development in Mental Health
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages169-187
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781461404248
ISBN (Print)9781461404231
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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