UCI professor, ‘Father of black psychology,’ dies on plane trip
- December 1, 2017
- Joseph White, social sciences, featured in the Orange County Register, Dec. 1, 2017
“Traditional psychology is based on the norms and customs and values of European American
people,” Thomas Parham, a UCI vice chancellor, said on Friday. “What Dr. White argued
is that when you use traditional theories developed by white folks and then apply
them to black folks, we come out looking pathological.” For Parham, the loss is personal.
“It’s like losing a father,” said Parham, a past president of the Association of Black
Psychologists, which White helped found in 1968. “He was my teacher, my mentor, my
guide, my supporter.”
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