Psychology and Indigenous People


Annual Review of Psychology

Whether there are common features inherent to the psychology of Indigenous peoples around the globe has been the subject of much debate. We argue that Indigenous peoples share the experience of colonization and its social and psychological consequences. We develop this argument across four sections: (a) the global history of colonization and social inequalities; (b) aspects concerning identity and group processes, including the intergenerational transmission of shared values, the connection with nature, and the promotion of social change; (c) prejudice and discrimination toward Indigenous peoples and the role of psychological processes to improve relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and (d) the impact of historical trauma and colonialism on dimensions including cognition, mental health, and the well-being of Indigenous peoples as well as the basis for successful interventions that integrate Indigenous knowledge. Finally, we address future challenges for research on these topics.

Indigenous peoples, intercultural relations, colonialism, prejudice, identity, mental health

Como citar: Roberto González, Héctor Carvacho, Gloria Jiménez-Moya. (2022). Psychology and Indigenous People. Annual Review of Psychology 2022 73:1, S-1-S-32.