Book 2014

Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans

Culture, Development, and Health

ISBN: 978-1-4614-8237-6 (Print) 978-1-4614-8238-3 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi

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    Pages 1-9

    Biopsychosocial Perspectives on Arab Americans: An Introduction

  3. Arab American Culture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-15

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      Pages 17-43

      The Sociopolitical History of Arabs in the United States: Assimilation, Ethnicity, and Global Citizenship

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      Pages 45-65

      Intra-Ethnic Diversity and Religion

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      Pages 67-88

      Family Values and Traditions

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      Pages 89-105

      Arab Americans and Gender

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      Pages 107-125

      Arab Americans and the Aging Process

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      Pages 127-146

      Using Convoys of Social Relations to Understand Culture and Forgiveness from an Arab American Perspective

  4. The Psychosocial Development of Arab Americans

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-151

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      Pages 153-173

      Arab American Acculturation and Ethnic Identity Across the Lifespan: Sociodemographic Correlates and Psychological Outcomes

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      Pages 175-195

      Arab Refugees: Trauma, Resilience, and Recovery

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      Pages 197-228

      Mental Health Risks in Arab Americans Across the Lifespan

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      Pages 229-255

      Education and Employment Among Arab Americans: Pathways to Individual Identity and Community Resilience

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      Pages 257-281

      Promoting Environmental Health in the Arab American Community

  5. Health and Disease: Risks and Resilience

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-286

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      Pages 287-305

      Substance Abuse

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      Pages 307-324

      Diabetes Mellitus Among Arab Americans

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      Pages 325-346

      Maternal and Child Health

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      Pages 347-368

      Cancer: Cross-Roads of Ethnicity and Environment

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      Pages 369-385

      Health Disparities and Advocacy Chapter

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      Pages 387-401

      Health and Well-Being in Arab Americans: Prevention Strategies Using a Biopsychosocial Approach

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 403-413