This book provides broad coverage of the various research approaches that have been used to study the development of ethnic identity in children and adolescents and the transmission of ethnic identity across generations. The authors address topics of acculturation and the development and socialization of ethnic minorities—particularly Mexican-Americans. They stress the roles of social and behavioral scientists in government multicultural policies, and the nature of possible ethnic group responses to such policies for cultural maintenance and adaptation.
At Arizona State University in Tempe, Martha E. Bernal is Professor in the Department of Psychology and Research Professor in the Hispanic Research Center. George P. Knight is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.