Diversity Issues in Health Psychology

  • Traci Mann
  • Pamela M. Kato
Part of the The Plenum Series in Culture and Health book series (PSCH)


As medicine and psychology join forces in the rapidly growing field of health psychology, the opportunity arises for each to benefit from the other. Research in medicine has typically focused on white males in their 30s, while research in psychology has focused on upper-middle-class college sophomores. Both approaches tend to neglect issues of populations that differ from these norms by age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity in the United States. The aim of this book is to bring together the work of physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, sociologists, social workers, and psychologists who specialize in these populations so that we can learn how to approach these issues in research and clinical practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Traci Mann
    • 1
  • Pamela M. Kato
    • 2
  1. 1.Health Risk Reduction ProjectsUCLA Neuropsychiatric InstituteLos Angeles
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral ScienceStanford University School of MedicineStanford

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