Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2016

Publication Title

Handbook of Arab American Psychology

First Page

34

Last Page

47

Keywords

acculturation, enculturation, ethnic identity, arab americans

Abstract

This chapter begins with a brief review of various approaches to the study of ethnic identity, because they form the foundation for the research studies on the acculturation and enculturation processes of Arab Americans. In particular, the seminal works of John W. Berry, Jean Phinney, and their colleagues (e.g. Berry, Phinney, Sam, & Vedder, 2006 ) are discussed in light of research on the acculturation of Arab Americans to the U.S. Acculturation involves the variety of diff erent ways that a person can adapt to a culture that is diff erent from that of their family’s culture(s) of origin. Enculturation, on the other hand, involves learning about one’s culture of origin.

Comments

This is an accepted manuscript version of a chapter was first published in the Handbook of Arab American Psychology, Edited by Mona M. Amer, Germine H. Awad. Copyright Routledge2016. It is available in its final form here:

https://www.routledge.com/Handbook-of-Arab-American-Psychology/Amer-Awad/p/book/9780415841931.

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