Cultural Sensitivity in Multicultural Counseling: A Perceptual Schema Model
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A critical review of the multicultural counseling literature revealed 4 limitations of previous conceptualizations of cultural sensitivity. These limitations are definitional variance, inadequate descriptions of indicators of cultural sensitivity, a lack of theoretical grounding, and limitations in measurement and research designs. After these limitations are explored, cultural sensitivity is defined as a distinct perceptual process. A model of cultural sensitivity is proposed that contextualizes the construct in perceptual schema theory. Five possible nomological processes are described. Implications for future research are discussed.
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Ridley, C. R., Mendoza, D. W., Kanitz, B. E., Angermeier, L., & Zenk, R.