What causes people to emigrate? What is the psychological impact of immigrating on their immediate and extended family? What processes are involved with assimilating to a new culture? Deepen and explore your own immigrant heritage as you learn about the research and psychological theory pertaining to immigration, both historically and today.
Barry H. Schneider is a member of the Department of Psychology, Boston College, which he joined in 2014 after a 33-year career as professor of psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada and child-clinical psychologist in part-time practice. He has been visiting professor in 11 countries and is involved actively in research projects in Italy, Spain and Cuba. He has worked with the Jewish communities of Cuba and Italy as well as Latin American immigrants to Canada. Dr. Schneider is the author or editor of 6 books, including Cultural Dimensions of Children’s Peer Relations (Cambridge, 2009). His BC course offerings include Psychology of the Immigration Experience and Images of Mental Illness in Film and Literature.
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