Psychology & Ethnic Studies 167

Psychology & Ethnic Studies 167

Library Research for Psychological Development of Black Children


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  • Black Studies Center - A fully cross-searchable gateway to historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It includes scholarly essays, periodical articles, historical newspaper articles, images, video clips, a detailed timeline, and more from the following resources: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP) Full Text (1902-1990, 1998- ), The Chicago Defender historical backfile (1909-1975), and Black Literature Index (1827-1940).
  • Oxford African American Studies Center - Bringing together the authority of Oxford reference sources and the work of over 4000 international scholars, this grand collection features:
    articles, primary sources, images, maps, and charts & tables and biographies.

Reference Books: 

Book CoverEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the present: from the age of segregation to the twenty-first century - 5 volumes; see also Oxford African American Studies Center for online version.


Book CoverHandbook of Psychology - 10 volumes

Book CoverEncyclopedia of African-American Culture and History: the Black experience in the Americas. 6 volumes

Book CoverEncyclopedia of Black Studies 

Book CoverEducation and Sociology: an encyclopedia 

Book CoverEncyclopedia of African American Education - 2 volumes 



  • Bishop, R. S. (2007). Free Within Ourselves: The development of African American children's literature. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press. [Book] Scotty Record
  • Markowitz, G. E., & Rosner, D. (1996). Children, race, and power: Kenneth and Mamie Clark's Northside Center. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia. [Book] Melyvl Record
  • Bergner, G. (2009). Black Children, White Preference: Brown v. Board, the Doll Tests, and the Politics of Self-Esteem. American Quarterly, 61, 299-332. doi:10.1353/aq.0.0070 [Article] via UC-eLinks
  • Kelch-Oliver, K. (2011). The Experiences of African American Grandmothers in Grandparent-Headed Families. Family Journal, 19, 73-82. doi:10.1177/1066480710388730 [Article] via UC-eLinks
  • American Psychological Association, Task Force on Resilience and Strength in Black Children and Adolescents. (2008). Resilience in African American children and adolescents: A vision for optimal development. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from [Internet]

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  • Michael Yonezawa Reference Librarian Rivera LibraryMichael YonezawaPsychology Librarian, Rivera Library
    Phone: (951) 827-2896

Kenneth Bancroft Clark (24 July 1914 - 1 May 2005)
Kenneth Bancroft Clark (1914-2005)

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