Psychology of the Black Experience

This course critically reviews historical and traditional approaches to the psychological study of African Americans, exploring the complex and often tense relationship between the goals and aspirations of psychology as a discipline and those of African American people.

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Culture and Human Development: The African Diaspora

I rewrote this course for Smith college in Spring 2003 in order to orient the content around the current understanding that culture is, not a supporting influence, but central to efforts to understand human behavior. The course also emphasizes the important interplay between theory development and empirical research.

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