Asian American Psychology - Week 3: Asian American Families

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Asian Am Psych 07 Fall Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. 1 Asian American Families Asian American Psychology Week 3 Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. 2 Today •Lecture – Review of Important Terms – Asian American Families • Video – Double Happiness • Discussion Groups 3 Important Terms • Acculturation: Degree of adoption to the dominant culture’s practices and beliefs – Degree to which values and beliefs are retained – Driven by the individual – Behavioral acculturation faster than psychological acculturation
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Asian Am Psych 07 Fall Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. 2 4 Cont. •B icu ltura l: – Ability to adapt to the dominant culture while maintaining a sense of group identity and native culture • Assimilation: – Degree to which an ethnic minority group is integrated into the dominant culture – “Melting pot” theory 5 Unilateral Acculturation Model Traditional Assimilation Biculturation 6 Orthogonal Model Culture of Origin Dominant Culture Bicultural
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Asian Am Psych 07 Fall Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. 3 7 General Characteristics of “Traditional Asian American Families” • Critical strength – Strong family and social ties – Serves to buffer stress – As socializing agent to maintain cultural values 8 • Concept of Family – Not limited to nuclear family
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course PSYC 141 taught by Professor Tsong during the Fall '08 term at UC Irvine.

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