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This volume examines the effects of intercultural contact and acculturation on individuals' feelings of self-regard in Latin American settings, revealing general aspects of the acculturation processes that may apply across groups and specific outcomes. It focuses on the effects of acculturation on self-esteem among adolescents. Opening with an account of relevant theoretical and empirical literature on interethnic contact and acculturation, it represents an "acid test" of the cross-cultural applicability of theory and method largely derived from research on acculturation to North American and European settings. Much research has focused on acculturation processes among ethnic immigrants and ethnic minorities leading to the impression that host or majority groups remain unchangeable during acculturation. By contrast, this volume shows that psychological changes occur in all groups involved in the contact, reinforcing the idea that acculturation is a special case of mutual influence.

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Castro (Institutes for Social and Psychological Research, U. of Costa Rica) reviews North American and European social psychological theories of acculturation, ethnic identity, stereotypes, prejudice, intergroup contact, and self-esteem, testing them against a data set from a study of 1,174 Costa Rican high school students. She finds that the Costa Rican context largely validates the theories. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-212) and index.

Synopsis:

Examines the effects of intercultural contact and acculturation on individuals' feelings of self-regard in Latin American settings, revealing general aspects of the acculturation processes that may apply across groups and specific outcomes.

About the Author

VANESSA SMITH CASTRO is a researcher at the Institutes for Social and Psychological Research of the University of Costa Rica.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Cultural Contact and Acculturation

Ethnic Identity

Intergroup Attitudes and Behaviors

Acculturation and Psychological Adaptation

Acculturation and Psychological Adaptation: Research Results

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313323270
Author:
Castro, Vanessa Smith
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Vanessa S. Castro
Author:
Castro, Vanessa
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Costa rica
Subject:
Ethnic relations
Subject:
Adaptability (psychology)
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Intergroup relations
Subject:
Acculturation
Subject:
Adjustment
Subject:
Adaptability
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Psychology : General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
International Contributions in Psychology
Series Volume:
3328no. 41
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.46x6.42x.85 in. 1.07 lbs.

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