El que oye consejos, llega a viejo: Examining the published life narratives of U.S. Latino/a Psychologists

Edward A. Delgado-Romero, Erin N.S. Unkefer, Cristalis Capielo, Candice N. Crowell

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    Lack of access to Latino/a faculty role models is a significant concern within psychology (Padilla, Treviño, Treviño, & Gonzalez, 1997). Consequently, autobiographical life narratives of Latino/a psychologists may give Latino psychologists, psychology students, and early career professionals access to effective role modeling (Livo & Rietz, 1986) and guidance (Comas-Diaz, 1994). This study examined the published life narratives (n = 20) of 18 self-identified Latino/a psychologists published between 1999 and 2014. Using thematic analysis, 5 themes were identified: personal and professional development, cultural identities, collective identity, intercultural shifting and transformation of values. These themes are explored in detail, including subthemes and exemplar quotations. Researchers explored how the focus on challenges and barriers within the life narratives may impact readers. Additionally, researchers discussed the influence storytelling and autobiographical life narratives may have on future generations of Latino/a psychologists.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)127-141
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Latina/o Psychology
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - 2017


    • Latino/a
    • Narratives
    • Role model

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Anthropology
    • Social Psychology
    • Applied Psychology


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