“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.”

For the full story, please visit http://www.ocregister.com/2017/12/01/uci-professor-father-of-black-psychology-dies-on-plane-trip/.

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