Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Cultural Diversity in Neuropsychology

  • Sarah K. LagemanEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_665


The term “cultural diversity” generally refers to the differences in defining cultural features that exist between people (or within a given population), such as “belief systems and value orientations that influence customs, norms, practices, and social institutions, including psychological processes (language, care taking practices) and organizations (media, educational systems)” (retrieved October 16, 2015, from apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx). With respect to neuropsychology, the term encompasses racial and ethnic diversity, and other dimensions of diversity, including language, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, class status, education, religion/spiritual orientation, and other cultural dimensions, among neuropsychologists themselves and the populations they interact with, as well as issues related to the influences of race, ethnicity, and other aspects of diversity on neuropsychological evaluations and interventions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, Department of Neurology, School Of MedicineVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA