Cognitive-cultural model of identity and violence prevention for African American youth.

@article{Whaley2003CognitiveculturalMO,
  title={Cognitive-cultural model of identity and violence prevention for African American youth.},
  author={Arthur L. Whaley},
  journal={Genetic, social, and general psychology monographs},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={101-51}
}
The author introduces a cognitive-cultural model of identity development to explain the elevated risk for violence among African American youth. The model is an extension of previous conceptual frameworks that address the dynamic interplay among cognition, culture, and self-systems. Specifically, the self is conceptualized as a cognitive structure known as schemata that contain individual and cultural elements corresponding to those aspects of identity. The model has three major components: the… CONTINUE READING

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