Shades of Black

Diversity in African American Identity

William E. Cross, Jr.
William E. Cross Jr., recipient of the 2020 Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Applications of Psychology, American Psychological Association
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PB: $33.95
EAN: 978-0-87722-949-0
Publication: Dec 91

HC: $49.95
EAN: 978-0-87722-759-5
Publication: Feb 91

296 pages
6 x 9

Table of Contents


Part I: Rethinking Self-Hatred
1. Landmark Studies of Negro Identity
2. Empirical Research on Group Identity and Personal Identity
3. Testing the Lewinian Hypothesis
4. Issues of Imposition, Self-Hatred, and Celebration

Part II: the Psychology of Nigrescence
5. Black Militancy and the Psychology of Nigrescence
6. Rethinking Nigrescence

Appendix: Summary of Forty-Five Studies of Black Identity