The African-American Family Essay by Master Researcher

The African-American Family
A look at the shift toward a more African-centered psychological perspective of African-Americans.
# 89066 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that in recent decades it has become fashionable to assert that the study of psychology, like the study of anthropology or sociology, has been too often dominated by a European world view and by European notions of what constitutes pathological and non-pathological behavior. The paper further explains that, as a result of this popular assertion, the moral absolutism of an earlier age has given way to the moral relativism of contemporary times. This paper examines the implications this shift has for contemporary perspectives on African-Americans, pointing out that it is more and more common to view African-Americans as having a different ontology than European Americans - in large measure because of their cultural legacy.

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