Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans

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Asian Americans and Asians, particularly from East Asian nations, have been central subjects of various cultural psychology and cross-cultural psychology research. Theoretical and empirical work with Asians and Asian Americans have made significant contributions toward moderating the cultural ethnocentrism of American psychology and legitimizing culture as an important consideration in psychology. However, persistent efforts to identify “cultural differences” that rely heavily on the theory of Individualism-Collectivism as an explanatory variable and equating ethnicity and nationality with “culture” have had an inadvertent effect of homogenizing Asians and Asian Americans to the exclusion of important within-group variations and contextual and situational variables. I propose a research agenda for cultural psychological research that would promote goals of social justice for diverse populations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice
EditorsPhillip L. Hammack
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages141-156
StatePublished - 2018

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social justice
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cultural difference
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Okazaki, S. (2018). Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans. In P. L. Hammack (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice (pp. 141-156). New York: Oxford University Press.

Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans. / Okazaki, Sumie.

Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice. ed. / Phillip L. Hammack. New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. p. 141-156.

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Okazaki, S 2018, Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans. in PL Hammack (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 141-156.
Okazaki S. Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans. In Hammack PL, editor, Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice. New York: Oxford University Press. 2018. p. 141-156
Okazaki, Sumie. / Culture, psychology, and social justice: Toward a more critical psychology of Asians and Asian Americans. Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice. editor / Phillip L. Hammack. New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 141-156
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