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Immigrants and Immigration

Immigrants and Immigration

Victoria M. Esses (Editor), John F. Dovidio (Editor), Kenneth L. Dion (Editor), Irene Hanson Frieze (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10083-0

Jan 1991

242 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$47.95

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This book discusses the role of psychology in understanding the processes associated with immigrants and immigration, and in meeting the challenge of managing immigration successfully and in ways that facilitate the achievement and well-being of immigrants, that benefit the country collectively, and that produce the cooperation and support of members of the receiving society. It considers how the study of immigrants and immigration offers potential benefits to the discipline of psychology and describes how a psychological perspective on this topic can complement in important ways other disciplinary perspectives.
Part I: Introduction:.

1. Immigrants and Immigration: Advancing the Psychological Perspective: John F. Dovidio, Colgate University; Victoria M. Esses, University of Western Ontario.

Part II: Responses to Immigrants and Immigration among Members of the Receiving Society: .

1. The Immigration Dilemma: The Role of Perceived Group Competition, Ethnic Prejudice, and National Identity: Victoria M. Esses, University of Western Ontario; John F. Dovidio, Colgate University; Lynne M. Jackson, Ryerson University; & Tamara L. Armstrong, University of Western Ontario.

2. The Psychological Ambiguity of Immigration and Its Implications for Promoting Immigration Policy: Felicia Pratto, University of Connecticut; Anthony F. Lemieux, University of Connecticut.

3. Contemporary Immigration Policy Orientations Among Dominant-Group Members in Western Europe: James S. Jackson, University of Michigan; Kendrick T. Brown, Macalaster College; Tony N. Brown, University of Michigan; & Bryant Marks, University of Illinois at Chicago.

4. Ethnophaulisms for Ethnic Immigrant Groups, Brian Mullen, Syracuse University.

Part III: Immigrant Perspectives and Adaptations:.

1. Toward a Concept of a Migrant Personality, Bonka S. Boneva and Irene Hanson Frieze, University of Pittsburgh.

2. Ethnic Identity, Immigration, and Well-Being: An Interactional Perspective, Jean S. Phinney, California State University, Los Angeles; Gabriel Horenczyk, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Karmela Liebkind, University of Helsinki; & Paul Vedder, University of Leiden.

3. Gender and Cultural Adaptation in Immigrant Families, Karen K. Dion and Kenneth L. Dion, University of Toronto.

4. Immigrants' Perceptions of Housing Discrimination in Toronto: The Housing New Canadians Project, Kenneth L. Dion, University of Toronto.

Part IV: Reciprocal Responses: .

1. Acculturation and Prejudice in Germany: Majority and Minority Perspectives: Andreas Zick, University of Wuppertal; Ulrich Wagner, University of Marburg; Rolf van Dick, University of Marburg; Thomas Petzel, University of Dortmund.

2. Interethnic Contact, Identity, and Psychological Adjustment: The Mediating and Moderating Roles of Communication: Richard Clément, University of Ottawa; Kimberly A. Noels, University of Alberta; Bernard Deneault, University of Ottawa.

3. Immigrant Success in the Knowledge Economy: Institutional Change and the Immigrant Experience in Canada, 1970–1995: Jeffrey G. Reitz, University of Toronto.

Part V: Conclusions:.

A Psychology of Immigration: J. W. Berry, Queen's University.




  • Discusses the role of psychology in understanding the processes associated with immigrants and immigration.

  • Considers how the study of immigrants and immigration offers potential benefits to the discipline of psychology and describes how a psychological perspective on this topic can complement in important ways other disciplinary perspectives.