Cross Cultural Psychology DUE TODAY!!!! Main Discussion : Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Immigration Policies and Practice
Psychology as an applied s
Main Discussion : Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Immigration Policies and Practice
Psychology as an applied social and behavioral science is uniquely positioned to address some of the most prevalent issues in society. One area of application is immigration. Consider this one statistic from the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Immigration report, Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century (2012), and the follow-up version, Working With Immigrant-Original Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals (2013): “… by 2020, one in three children below the age of 18 will be the child of an immigrant.”
Considering the changing views about and pressures on immigrant families and communities, psychology can advance scientific research into the immigrant experience and develop culturally appropriate services for mental health and acculturative stress. It can inform public policies and practices that encourage optimal outcomes for the individual, family, and society.
In this Discussion, you will consider ways cross-cultural psychology can inform appropriate immigration public policy and practices as an example of how principles of cross-cultural psychology apply in everyday life.
· Review Chapter 12 in your course text, focusing on the varied applications of cross-cultural psychology.
· Explore other related Week 6 Learning Resources on the topic of immigration. In particular, read the reports and review the website from the American Psychological Association.
· Consider how cross-cultural psychology can positively influence policies and practices regarding immigration. Formulate a list of strategies to recommend to your colleagues.
· Consider high-stress factors on immigrants, particularly the effects of prejudice, which impact immigrants’ mental health and specific ways that psychologists can respond.
By Day 3
Post an explanation in which you do the following:
· Analyze how cross-cultural psychology can positively influence policies and practices regarding immigration. Provide specific examples from the Week 6 Learning Resources and any additional resources you researched.
· Respond to this quote from Working With Immigrant-Original Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals (APA, 2013, p. 4): “The negative consequences of living with prejudice should be an issue of grave concern for psychologists.” Explain at least two of those consequences and, based on the Learning Resources, what psychologists can do in support of immigrants.
Note: Be sure to support the responses within your initial Discussion post (and in your colleague reply) with information obtained from the assigned Learning Resources, including a reference list for sources used. For information regarding how your Discussion will be evaluated, please review the grading rubric located in the Course Information area of the course.
hiraev, E. B., & Levy, D. A. (2017). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary applications (6th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
· Chapter 9, “Psychological Disorders” (pp. 252–284)
· Chapter 12, “Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Some Highlights” (pp. 346–368)
These chapters discuss cultural views on psychopathology, psychotherapy, and culture-bound syndromes, as well as various avenues in which cross-cultural psychology can be applied, including in health practices, business decisions, immigration policy, human rights, and working abroad. There is no Test for Understanding in Week 6.