Critical History of the Acculturation Psychology of Assimilation, Separation, Integration, and Marginalization

  title={Critical History of the Acculturation Psychology of Assimilation, Separation, Integration, and Marginalization},
  author={Floyd Webster Rudmin},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={3 - 37}
  • F. Rudmin
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Sociology
  • Review of General Psychology
The psychology of intercultural adaptation was first discussed by Plato. Many modern enculturation theories claim that ethnic minorities (including aboriginal natives, immigrants, refugees, and sojourners) can favor either the dominant culture, or their own minority culture, or both, or neither. Between 1918 and 1984, 68 such theories showed varied and inconsistent terminology, poor citation of earlier research, conflicting and poorly tested predictions of acculturative stress, and lack of… Expand

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