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PSYC 4434 Psychology of the Immigration Experience (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar focuses on the psychological dimensions of the immigration experience, including motivation to emigrate, stages of acculturation, and the roles of language, war trauma, family support, and cognitive flexibility in promoting adaptation to a new culture. Special consideration is given to the immigration experience of people with mental health problems. Complementing the theoretical writings and research findings are in-person interviews with Bostonians who have emigrated from other countries.


Instructor(s): Barry Schneider

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Mar-17