History of Asian American Psychology

Frederick T L Leong, Sumie Okazaki

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Abstract

An overview of the history of Asian American psychology is provided by reviewing the context for the development of the field as well as the early founding of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). The presidents of AAPA as well as key events and conferences are noted. The involvement of AAPA leaders in national mental health policies and activities are reviewed. The substantive areas of Asian American psychology and the education and training of Asian American psychologists are also discussed. The article ends with some comments about the future of Asian American psychology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-362
Number of pages11
JournalCultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2009

Keywords

  • AAPA
  • APA
  • Asian Americans
  • ethnic minorities
  • history

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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