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Asian Americans  as the Model Minority PSY M107 / AAS M117 
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AAs and the MMS Definition, Implications, and History Supporting evidence Problems with the Literature of Success Disconfirming evidence AA College student distress  – Ying et al, 2001 Explanations: Perfectionism – Castro & Rice (2001) Cultural Styles – Abe & Zane (1990) Interdependence – Okazaki (1997) Why does the MMS persist?  – Okazaki et al.  2002a,b
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What is the Model Minority  Stereotype? Asian Americans as a glowing example  of a population, that despite past  discrimination, has succeeded through   hard work without complaint. Deserving to serve as a model for other  minorities.
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What’s so bad about it? After all, there may be some positive  implications for individuals… Negative consequences No recognition of heterogeneity Unmet mental health need Race relations – ideological problems
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2008 for the course PSYCH M107 taught by Professor Liu during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.

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L9 - Asian Americans as the Model Minority PSY M107 / AAS...

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