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Neuropsychology of Asians and Asian-Americans

Practical and Theoretical Considerations

  • J. Mark Davis
  • Rik Carl D'Amato


  • Summarizes cultural, linguistic, religious/spiritual, cognitive, neurological, and psychometric factors specific to Asian American clients.

  • Focuses on Asian American population, allowing greater depth of coverage than is possible in the competing texts covering entire field of cross-cultural neuropsychology.

  • Emphasizes practical information while also providing theoretical background information.


Part of the Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology book series (ISSUESDIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Tieyuan Guo, Soo Yun Uhm
    Pages 55-76
  3. Charles Zaroff, Rik Carl D’Amato, H. Allison Bender
    Pages 91-116
  4. Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, Jesse Bledsoe
    Pages 117-133
  5. Cynthia A. Riccio, Hyunhee Yoon, Anita Sohn McCormick
    Pages 151-174
  6. Rik Carl D’Amato, Yuan Yuan Wang, J. Mark Davis
    Pages 175-186
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-193

About this book


Neuropschology with Asians and Asian Americans

Practical and Theoretical Considerations


J. Mark Davis and Rik Carl D'Amato, editors


The challenge of cultural competence for health providers is more than the recognition of other ethnicities: it entails the balancing of group and individual factors to apply relevant information in diagnostic and therapeutic settings. Particularly in need of culturally appropriate services are Asians and Asian Americans, populations that are diverse, growing, and underserved by Asian practitioners.


Neuropsychology with Asians and Asian Americans takes cultural neuroscience to new levels in its variety and usefulness. Focusing on the largest groups of Far East and Southeast Asian descent, this leading-edge reference examines the influence of culture on psychological processes and identifies sociocultural factors as they influence neurological aspects of client presentation. This expert coverage goes beyond well-known constructs of "collectivism" and "family orientation" toward establishing an evidence base crucial to understanding, assessing, and treating Asian and Asian American clients, including:


  • Linguistic factors and language assessment of Asians.
  • Society and acculturation in Asian and Asian American communities
  • Mental illness from  Asian and Asian American perspectives.
  • Understanding cognitive differences across the lifespan: comparing Eastern and Western cultures
  • Clinical interviews and qualitative assessment with Asian clients
  • Neuropsychological test selection with Asian clients


Unique in its scope and detail, Neuropsychology with  Asians and Asian Americans is a necessary resource for neuropsychologists and rehabilitation specialists as well as social workers and clinical, counseling, and school psychologists.



Acculturation Asian Americans Bilingualism Cognitive evaluation Cultural competence

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Mark Davis
    • 1
  • Rik Carl D'Amato
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of EngineeringCharles Darwin UniversityDarwinAustralia
  2. 2.Department of School PsychologyChicago School of Professional PsychologyChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuropsychology of Asians and Asian-Americans
  • Book Subtitle Practical and Theoretical Considerations
  • Editors J. Mark Davis
    Rik Carl D'Amato
  • Series Title Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Issues Diversity Clin.Neuropsych.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-8074-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8864-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-8075-4
  • Series ISSN 1930-4633
  • Series E-ISSN 1930-4641
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 193
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neuropsychology
    Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
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From the reviews:

“The contributing authors address the most significant issues related to the neuropsychological assessment of Asian clients … . Although the book is written for the neuropsychologist, it is relevant to the assessment of Asian clients in general. … The book provides tremendously useful information about Asians and Asian Americans but also describes how to use that information to understand the individual.” (Vincent G. Tsushima, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (17), 2014)