Summer Course to be taught at Franklin University (Lugano, Switzerland)
This summer I will be teaching a course on the psychology of immigration. Below is a description of the course.
Immigration has long been seen only as a sociological issue. However, psychology, with its focus on groups and individuals, has much to say on how different groups understand and interact with each other. This course will review key psychological theories with regard to cultural contact and discuss how acculturation, discrimination, and stereotypes can affect the daily lives of individuals. Students will discuss the various issues involved in the measurement of such psychological processes, as well as try and understand their effects on mental health. Special consideration will be given to understanding these experiences within the European context.
Irene López, PhD. Kenyon College Department of Psychology 203 North College Road Samuel Mather 302 Gambier, Ohio 43022 United States