Psyc317 Lec 17 Notes

Psyc317 Lec 17 Notes - Psyc317 Lec 17 Acculturation...

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Unformatted text preview: Psyc317 Lec 17: Acculturation 02/11/2007 13:06:00 ← Some cultural differences in psychological processes Psychological process Contrast Contrast Self Independent Interdependent Relationships Conflict Harmony Emotion Express Regulate Religion Beliefs Behavioral Morality Justice Relational Cognition Analytic holistic ← ← Major contexts of multiculturalism • Immigration o Transporting a local culture to a new (typically “global”) environment • Globalization o Importing the global culture to the local environment ← ← Bringing the local to the global • 191 million migrants in the world • Hosting countries o US – 38.4 million o Russia – 12.1 mil o Germany – 10.1 o France – 6.5 o Saudi Arabia – 6.4 o India – 5.7 o UK 5.4 • Sending countries o China – 35 mil o India – 7 o The Philippines ← ← How do immigrants adapt? • Children/adolescents vs. parents vary: o Need to acquire the cultural norms E.g., school o Motivation to acquire E.g., value of modernity o Ease of acquisition E.g., language Easier for young children to acquire a new language than for parents accentuated intergenerational gaps in immigrant families ← ← Intergenerational values • Mainstream (EA) adolescents value individualism, equality with parents, … • Latino… ← ← Study • Participants: adolescents and their parents from Armenian, Vietnamese, and Mexican immigrant + European – and African-Americans • Measure: family obligation (obedience, respect, responsibility, deference) • Findings: 1- Ar < M, V > Af-Am < Eur-Am o No differences in discrepancies b/w parents and adolescents’ value of family obligation o Immigrant families with US born adolescent showed higher discrepancy than immigrant families with foreign-born adolescents o Adults incorporate local values more slowly than their children ← ← intergenerational polarization • Indian parents of adolescents growing up in India vs. Switzerland • Parents: o goals for the child (interdependence, autonomy, success) Result: interdependence, success –equal in groups o Emphasis on tradition Result: higher in Swiss sample o Autonomy granting (going out, dating, marrying foreigner) Result: difference only regarding marriage – Swiss resist • Adolescents: o Contextualized twenty statements (“I am…in school, at home, with...
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