How do we understand the experience of others - especially if they differ from ourselves? I do cross cultural research as a way to know more about the world and expand my understanding of behavior. Broadly speaking, my research centers on the interplay of psychology and anthropology. Additionally, as a feminist and clinically trained psychologist, my work examines issues that are of particular concern to women of color. By extension, these interests have also lead me to examine the lives of their children, as well as issues concerning the over representation of both groups among the poor.
López, I & *Ho., A. (2013). Culture-bound or culturally salient? Unbinding the culture-bound syndromes. In K. Keith (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Cross Cultural Psychology. Wiley Blackwell Publishers. (Accepted).
López I, *Gonzalez, A.N., & *Ho, A. (2012). Skin Color. In T. F. Cash (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance, Vol 2. (pp. 730–737). San Diego: Academic Press.
López, I., Dent, T., Ecosto, E, & *Prado-Steiman, M. (2011). Theories of acculturation and cultural identity. In A. Zagelbaum & J. Carlson (Eds.). Working with Immigrant Families: A Practical Guide for Counselors. (pp. 21-37). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group
Teichman, J., Lugo, A.,López, I. R., Iklaus, M., Rahman, R. (2002). The challenges and rewards of conducting ethnic minority research. In J. Contreras & J. M., Kerns, A. Neal-Barnett (Eds.), Latino children and families in the United States: Current research and future directions. (pp. 253-264). Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc: Westport, CT.
Hall, G. C. N.,Lopez, I. R., & Bansal, A. (2001). Academic acculturation: Race, gender, and class issues. In H. L. K. Coleman & D. Pope-Davis (Eds.), The Intersection of Race, Class, and Gender: Implications for Multicultural Counseling(pp. 171-188). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
International Medical Corps & UNICEF (2014). Mental health / psychosocial and child protection for Syrian adolescent refugees in Jordan. Amman, Jordan. Retrieved from http://www.alnap.org/resource/19465