From margin to center: An Asian Americanist psychology

Am Psychol. 2021 May-Jun;76(4):693-700. doi: 10.1037/amp0000866.


In the midst of a global pandemic and movements for racial justice, there is an opportunity to (re)imagine an Asian Americanist psychology that can bring about a more just society. The authors describe the contours of an Asian Americanist psychology that is grounded in historical context, an intersectional analysis, and representational ethics while focusing on community strengths and structural change. The article concludes with calls to action for Asian American psychologists, other psychologists of color, and White psychologists to envision a new era that centers Asian Americans in the multiracial pursuit of social justice. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved).

MeSH terms

  • Asian / psychology*
  • COVID-19 / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pandemics
  • Psychology*
  • Racism
  • Social Justice / trends*
  • Xenophobia