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Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues

  1. Barbara Boyd

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy1050

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Boyd, B. 2010. Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. University of South Dakota

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Society for the Psychology Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, which is Division 45 of the American Psychological Association, (APA), is the major representative body for psychologists who conduct research on ethnic minority concerns or who apply psychological knowledge and techniques to ethnic minority issues. The Division's purpose is to advance psychology as a science and to promote public welfare through research, to apply research findings towards addressing ethnic minority issues, and to encourage professional relationships among psychologists with these interests. It also represents ethnic minority concerns within the governance of the APA. Division 45 serves as a means to promote the development of knowledge and understanding of ethnic minority psychology, the application of psychological principles specific to ethnic minorities, consideration of how social concerns impact ethnic minority populations, and incorporation of the importance of diversity in society.