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    Acculturation Theory

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    This model is seen as a perfect outcome of acculturation. This unification that Berry discusses can successfully be followed by the non-dominant groups which have keen interests in interacting with society and also the dominant society which is open and inclusive to embrace multicultural diversity and meet the needs of all ethnic groups living together. Even though the acculturation theory has indeed influenced a great number of studies on intercultural contacts, there are few issues associated with the theory. Firstly, the four acculturative strategies are too widespread in explaining a diverse range of intercultural contact strategies (Benet-Martinez & Haritatos, 2005). Secondly, the validity of marginalisation has been quizzed as it is hard to comprehend how a non-dominant group’s cultural identity cultivates without interacting with neither their own culture nor the receiving culture. (Rudmin,…

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    Berry discussed acculturation on the individual level and stated that even despite there being overall changes within a group, individuals’ changes might vary significantly as a part of these collective changes. The theory emphasizes factors prior and during the process of acculturation (pre-arrival and post-arrival) as well as highlights group and cultural (i.e. political context) and social/psychological (social factors, language proficiency) variables that influence the acculturation…

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    Impact Of Migration

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    Coming to America- Stress and Impact of Migration The decision to migrate to the United States for many parents is a decision fueled by goals and dreams that they could not fulfill in their home countries because of societal factors such as poverty and war (Perreria, Chapman, & Stein, 2006). Perreria et al. (2006) conducted 18 in depth semi-structured interviews in which at least 13 of the participants considered their migration to the United States a parenting and economic decision to improve…

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    Paper On Cultural Identity

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    1979 Islamic Revolution. My family stayed. In my own country I lived a very comfortable life. My family belonged to a higher socioeconomic group and I never experienced any difficulty or distress while I was living with my parents. However, having had to leave my country which considers a third world country, and moving on into a first world country changed a lot of things for and in me. Gratefully, I sill did not have to worry about work and was being able to focused on school, education,…

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    with culture; rather, culture is bequeathed to us through communication. Culture is transferred through generations through enculturation, described as the “process by which culture is transmitted from one generation to another” by Devito. People learn culture especially through interactions with parents, peers, schools, religious groups, governments, etc. My definition of assimilation is when one from a minority takes on the beliefs of the majority culture. I believe that acculturation would…

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    especially important for P.R. I organized an interview format prior to the interview, which was made as if it is a beginning part of the standard couple interview. I did not strictly follow one specific theory, but after the interview, I noticed that most of my questions fit “Structural” and “Bowen” Family Theories. Thus, I asked them to tell me a little bit about themselves and their relationship. Then asked some culture related questions to get a better understanding of Polish culture and…

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    the Roman Empire. This assimilation is evident in today’s society with dishes that are a combination of diverse cultures that come together to provide a unique taste. The recipe for Fried Veal Escalope with Raisins is an example of cultures coming together to bring a unique taste to a person’s taste buds. The Romans loved their food, which became more luxurious and elaborate as their empire increased. The food of the earliest Romans was of the simplest kind (“Roman Empire & Colosseum”, 2015).…

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    Acculturation Analysis

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    understanding about how our world evolved, culturally, and how and why, throughout history, certain interactions have occurred, and their resulting effects. I’ve learned that in some parts of the world, cultures were completely influenced by the introduction of other cultures; while some cultures remain steadfast to their origins, even when presented with outside influence or re-establishment into new foreign regions. Acculturation means, upon an influx of new inhabitants from a foreign…

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    Acculturation In America

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    Final Paper Exploring Stress, Psychological Acculturation, and Change in Behavior during Acculturation Process among Congolese Women Immigrants in The United States of America. Literature review The interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was developed as research method by Jonathan A. Smith. This qualitative research method was inspired by the philosophical works of Husserl, Heidelberg, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre. IPA has been enriched by many contributions from researcher across the…

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    Acculturation Definition

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    The first concept identified in Dr. Smokowski’s discussion is that acculturation occurs on many levels which can cause adolescents to feel stressed due to trying to live within bicultural expectations. Involvement and expectations of the home or culture of origin versus the involvement and expectations placed on adolescents by the larger United States culture can lead to issues between home life and school. These differences cause adolescents to adapt and change their beliefs and values to try…

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