Family psychology and cultural diversity: Opportunities for theory, research, and application

José Szapocznik, William M. Kurtines

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Abstract

This article builds on the authors' work with troubled Hispanic youth and their families to extend the concept of contextualism. First, it discusses family and culture as literatures that have emerged from a contextualist perspective but are separate from each other. Second, it integrates these literatures by introducing the concept of the embeddedness of the individual within the context of the family within the context of culture. Finally, this concept of the embeddedness of contexts is extended to encompass a view of families embedded within culturally diverse contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)400-407
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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