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This book discusses the role of psychology in understanding the processes associated with immigrants and immigration, and in meeting the challenge of managing immigration successfully and in ways that facilitate the achievement and well-being of immigrants, that benefit the country collectively, and that produce the cooperation and support of members of the receiving society. It considers how the study of immigrants and immigration offers potential benefits to the discipline of psychology and describes how a psychological perspective on this topic can complement in important ways other disciplinary perspectives.
About the Author
Victoria M. Esses is professor of psychology at theUniversity of Western Ontario. Her areas of research includeintergroup relations, prejudice, and discrimination, with a specialinterest in attitudes toward immigrants and immigration. She alsoconducts research on mood and social processes and on the structureof political attitudes. Esses is currently associate editor ofPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin and of GroupProcesses and Intergroup Relations. She has also served on theeditorial board of Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology and of the Canadian Journal of BehavioralScience. Esses is a fellow of the American PsychologicalAssociation and is currently a council member of the Society forthe Psychological Study of Social Issues.
John F. Dovidio holds an MA and PhD in social psychologyfrom the University of Delaware. He is a Charles A. Dana Professorof Psychology at Colgate University, where he is currently InterimProvost and Dean of the Faculty, and he has previously served asdirector of the Division of University Studies and Director of theDivision of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dovidio has beeneditor of Personalty and Social Psychology Bulletin and iscurrently associate editor of Group Processes and IntergroupRelations and editor-elect of Journal of Personality and SocialPsychology-Interpersonal Relations and Group Processes. He is afellow of the American Psychological Association and of theAmerican Psychological Society. He has also served as president ofthe Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and chairof the executive committee of the Society for the ExperimentalSocial Psychology. Dovidio's research interests are in improvingintergroup relations; stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination;social power and nonverbal communication; and altruism andhelping.
Kenneth L. Dion is a professor of psychology at theUniversity of Toronto. He is presently a consulting editor for theJournal of Personality and Social Psychology and thePersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He is a fellowof the American Psychological Association, the AmericanPsychological Society, and the Canadian Psychological Association.He received the 2001 Donald O. Hebb Award from the CanadianPsychological Association for distinguished contributions topsychology as a science. His research interests include the socialpsychology of prejudice and discrimination and ethnicity andintergroup processes, as well as immigration and acculturation.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introduction:.
1. Immigrants and Immigration: Advancing the PsychologicalPerspective: John F. Dovidio, Colgate University; Victoria M.Esses, University of Western Ontario.
Part II: Responses to Immigrants and Immigration amongMembers of the Receiving Society: .
1. The Immigration Dilemma: The Role of Perceived GroupCompetition, Ethnic Prejudice, and National Identity: Victoria M.Esses, University of Western Ontario; John F. Dovidio, ColgateUniversity; Lynne M. Jackson, Ryerson University; & Tamara L.Armstrong, University of Western Ontario.
2. The Psychological Ambiguity of Immigration and ItsImplications for Promoting Immigration Policy: Felicia Pratto,University of Connecticut; Anthony F. Lemieux, University ofConnecticut.
3. Contemporary Immigration Policy Orientations AmongDominant-Group Members in Western Europe: James S. Jackson,University of Michigan; Kendrick T. Brown, Macalaster College; TonyN. Brown, University of Michigan; & Bryant Marks, University ofIllinois at Chicago.
4. Ethnophaulisms for Ethnic Immigrant Groups, Brian Mullen,Syracuse University.
Part III: Immigrant Perspectives andAdaptations:.
1. Toward a Concept of a Migrant Personality, Bonka S. Bonevaand Irene Hanson Frieze, University of Pittsburgh.
2. Ethnic Identity, Immigration, and Well-Being: AnInteractional Perspective, Jean S. Phinney, California StateUniversity, Los Angeles; Gabriel Horenczyk, Hebrew University ofJerusalem; Karmela Liebkind, University of Helsinki; & PaulVedder, University of Leiden.
3. Gender and Cultural Adaptation in Immigrant Families, KarenK. Dion and Kenneth L. Dion, University of Toronto.
4. Immigrants' Perceptions of Housing Discrimination in Toronto:The Housing New Canadians Project, Kenneth L. Dion, University ofToronto.
Part IV: Reciprocal Responses: .
1. Acculturation and Prejudice in Germany: Majority and MinorityPerspectives: Andreas Zick, University of Wuppertal; Ulrich Wagner,University of Marburg; Rolf van Dick, University of Marburg; ThomasPetzel, University of Dortmund.
2. Interethnic Contact, Identity, and Psychological Adjustment:The Mediating and Moderating Roles of Communication: RichardClément, University of Ottawa; Kimberly A. Noels, Universityof Alberta; Bernard Deneault, University of Ottawa.
3. Immigrant Success in the Knowledge Economy: InstitutionalChange and the Immigrant Experience in Canada, 1970–1995:Jeffrey G. Reitz, University of Toronto.
Part V: Conclusions:.
A Psychology of Immigration: J. W. Berry, Queen'sUniversity.