The Acculturation of Community Psychology: Is There a Best Way?

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In this paper I describe a community psychology perspective on acculturation and adjustment of immigrants and refugees and suggest that this field of acculturation research has in turn something to offer heuristically as we consider our identity and training for future generations of community psychologists over the next 50 years. I suggest that honoring our heritage, maintaining our disciplinary identity as community psychologists, and sustaining doctoral programs that offer training specific to community psychology are crucial for our survival as a field and is not antithetical to, and is indeed necessary for, interdisciplinary collaborations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-283
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Community Psychology
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • Acculturation
  • Community psychology
  • Identity
  • Interdisciplinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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