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Human Behavior Theory and the African American Experience

Author: See,-Letha-A.-(Lee)
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Human-Behavior-in-the-Social-Environment
Volume/Pages 1998, 1, 2-3, 7-29.
Subject Matter Human Behavior
Abstract Discusses why it is important to give consideration to the black experience if educators & practitioners are to objectively analyze black behavior. It is argued that there are few racially sensitive theoretical formulations that can accurately serve as a base for practice, & even those extant should still be subjected to rigorous empirical investigation. Therefore, until new formulations are developed, practitioners may wish to employ theoretical strips (ie, bits & pieces of existing theory) to model their practice. Examples of theory pieces are provided. 4 Tables, 99 References. Adapted from the source document