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Psychology of Diversity: Managing Acculturation and Multiculturalism in Plural Societies

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Title: Psychology of Diversity: Managing Acculturation and Multiculturalism in Plural Societies
Author: Berry, J.W.; Safdar, Saba
Abstract: This chapter begins with an outline of some ways in which individuals and societies (both dominant and non-dominant) seek to live together in culturally-plural societies (Berry, 2005), with a focus on the concepts of acculturation and multiculturalism. Acculturation, at individual and cultural levels, are also discussed and an acculturation framework referred to as Multidimensional Individual Difference of Acculturation (MIDA) is outline (Safdar, Lay, & Struthers). The MIDA model rests on a number of core cultural and psychological factors that influence adaptation of immigrants. The chapter, further, outlines intercultural strategies and patterns of intercultural relations. Some of the acculturation concepts and issues are then illustrated by recent work with immigrant youth (Berry, Phinney, Sam& Vedder, 2006). Conclusions about how to best manage cultural diversity in plural societies are proposed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/4064
Date: 2007
Rights Holder: Impuls
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Citation: Berry, J. & Safdar, S. (2007). Psychology of diversity: Managing of diversity in plural societies (19-36). In A. Chybicka & M. Kazmierczak (Eds.). Appreciating diversity: Cultural and gender issues. Cracow, Poland: Impuls.


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