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PSY 392: Latinx Psychology: All Search Terms

Population Descriptors

These descriptors are listed under each database on the Article Databases page and provided here so you can see how the databases differ in their preferred search term(s) for Latinx / Latine populations.

  • APA PsycINFO: Latinos/Latinas; Mexican Americans
  • Communication Source: Hispanic American*
  • Education Source: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students/Teachers
  • ERIC: Hispanic Americans, Latin Americans, Cubans, Maya, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish Americans
  • SocINDEX: Hispanic American*

Suggested search: (latin* OR hispanic* OR [specific population if you'd like to add, e.g., Mexican*]). Include additional terms if you would like -- it can't hurt! For example, Mestizo. Just put an "OR" between all search terms.

Marginalization Descriptors

These descriptors are listed under each database on the Article Databases page and provided here so you can see how the databases differ in their presentation of preferred search terms related to marginalization.

  • APA PsycINFO: Discrimination, Marginalization, Oppression, Racial and Ethnic Attitudes, Racism, Stereotyped Attitudes, Systemic Racism
  • Communication Source: Cultural Exclusion, Race Discrimination, Racism, Social Isolation, Social Marginality, Stereotypes
  • Education Source: Race Discrimination, Racism
  • ERIC: Racial Discrimination, Racism, Stereotypes
  • SocINDEX: Matrix of Domination, Oppression, Othering, Race Discrimination, Social Marginality, Stereotype Threat, Stereotypes, Tokenism

Suggested search: (discriminat* OR marginal* OR raci* OR stereotyp* OR exclus* OR isolat* OR oppress* OR othering OR tokenism)

Ideas for Terms to Express "Resistance"

  • Activism
  • Civil Disobedience
  • Direct Action
  • Political Participation
  • Pressure Groups
  • Protest
  • Public Demonstrations
  • Resistance
  • Selective Exposure
  • Sit-ins
  • Social Action
  • Social Influence
  • Social Unrest

Other Search Terms

  • DACA OR Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Healthcare OR health care
  • Immigra*
  • Undocumented immigrants

How to Locate Preferred Terms for Your Database Search

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