Migration and well-being: Beyond the macrosystem

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This commentary reviews the contributions of the 6 papers to the emerging focus on migration within community psychology. This collection of articles on migration and community represents a growing interest in the field in immigration issues in general, and a community psychology focus on these issues in particular. The papers span a range of issues raised by migration in a variety of different contexts. The papers reflect principles of community psychology by articulating a perspective on migration and its outcomes within national and global contexts. Taken together, these articles demonstrate the increasing mutual enrichment of immigration and community research. The articles suggest the need to continue to articulate psychological constructs as transactional and contextual across multiple levels of analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalPsychosocial Intervention
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • acculturation
  • contextual perspective
  • ecological approach
  • macrosystem and possitive adjustment
  • migration
  • psychological wellbeing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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