The Bicultural I: A Social and Cognitive Approach for Understanding the Psychology of Acculturation

Authors

  • Michael Sapiro John F. Kennedy University, United States

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.556

Abstract

This paper investigates the processes and challenges of creating a socially integrated, empowered immigrant identity by exploring the concepts acculturation model. The author examines the psychology of acculturation and the processes for creating a socially integrated bicultural self for immigrants who retain cultural traditions while adapting to new social norms and practices. The complexity of this process embraces principles from both social and cultural psychological paradigms and emphasizes a non-dual approach for creating meaning for a bicultural individual acculturating into a new society.

Author Biography

Michael Sapiro, John F. Kennedy University, United States

Michael Sapiro has a Master’s in English with a focus on social justice and feminist pedagogy and is currently working toward his PsyD in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in California. He is on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology and teaches workshops on the intersection of psychology, spirituality and social justice.

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Published

2011-07-01

How to Cite

Sapiro, M. (2011). The Bicultural I: A Social and Cognitive Approach for Understanding the Psychology of Acculturation. Journal of International Students, 1(2), 69–72. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.556

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Research in Briefs (English)