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An Existential Gaze at Multiracial Self-Concept: Implications for Psychotherapy
Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2011)
  • Matthew J. Taylor, University of Missouri–St. Louis
  • John T. Nanney, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Multiracial self-concept is conceptualized using an existential framework. First, the authors offer an analysis of how existential concerns are revealed within the multiracial experience, employing the theoretical constructs of terror management and social identity theories. Expanding on this foundation, they apply Heideggerian notions of human existence and self to multiracialness. And finally, using the aforementioned analysis as a backdrop, the authors discuss the emergence of existential themes in psychotherapy with multiracial individuals.
Publication Date
April 1, 2011
Citation Information
Matthew J. Taylor and John T. Nanney. "An Existential Gaze at Multiracial Self-Concept: Implications for Psychotherapy" Journal of Humanistic Psychology Vol. 51 Iss. 2 (2011) p. 195 - 215
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