chapter  7
24 Pages

Neuropsychology of Japanese Americans

ByWilliam T. Tsushima, Vincent G. Tsushima, Daryl Fujii

A review of the neuropsychological literature of the past 25 years suggests that issues of race, ethnicity, and culture have been generally ignored (Puente & Perez Garcia, 2000a). Some neuropsychological reports are available on African Americans and Hispanic Americans, but similar research on Japanese Americans and other Asian Americans is virtually nonexistent. Available data pertinent to the neuropsychological assessment of Japanese Americans appear in publications outside of neuropsychology, such as social psychology, cross-cultural, or educational journals and textbooks. Thus, neuropsychologists, as a whole, are probably uninformed regarding characteristics of Japanese Americans that could be related to their performance on neuropsychological tests.