DISCUSSION #7

DISCUSSION #7

From the list below, select ONE of the following videos/personal stories to watch.

PSY 131 DB7
Part 1: Immigration and Acculturation

  1. From the list below, select ONE of the following videos/personal stories to watch. Then
    write a brief one paragraph summary of the story you watched. Next write 2-3
    paragraphs that discuss the similarities between the lesson on acculturation and the real
    world experiences in the personal narratives. What style of acculturation (assimilation,
    integration, separation, marginalisation) did these individuals practice? What kind of
    issues did they struggle with when trying to adapt to American culture? Be sure to
    discuss at least TWO specific psychological concepts and examples in your write-up (e.g.
    culture shock, assimilation, acculturation stress etc.)
    Students’ immigration stories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87uUQcqGay8
    New immigrant students share their stories:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33OINi3xVbc
    Ted Talks What if You Were an Immigrant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi1TjE13S3s
    Ted Talks Between Two Cultures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qv_UfDBNWI8
    Ted Talks: Both Not Half: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP0bAQ8J6C0
    PBS American stories: https://www.pbs.org/american-portrait/collection/35/they-came-with-
    very-little-money/
  2. Are you or anyone in your family an immigrant? Do you know any immigrants (e.g.,
    friends, co-workers, or neighbors)? What style of acculturation (assimilation,
    integration, separation, marginalization) do these individuals practice? What kind of
    issues do they struggle with when trying to adapt to American culture?
  3. Have you or anyone close to you ever experienced culture shock (e.g., when traveling,
    studying abroad, leaving your home neighborhood, etc.)? If so, describe what it was like.
    What were the situational circumstances? What kind of psychological and emotional
    impact did culture shock have on you?
  4. If you had to leave the U.S. and start a new life in another country, which country would
    you choose and why?

Part 2: Culture and Depression
Learn more about the relationship between culture and depression by selecting ONE of the
following articles to read.
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/between-cultures/201712/how-culture-affects-
depression
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/330460/WH-1996-Mar-Apr-p22-23-
eng.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
https://genesight.com/blog/healthcare-provider/how-minority-cultures-talk-about-depression/
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/depression-in-hispanic-culture#why-is-it-a-
problem

  1. Write a 2-3 paragraph summary of the article.
  2. How did the information presented in the article connect with what you learned in
    class?
  3. Have you or anyone close to you ever experienced depression? If so, were the
    symptoms primarily psychological or physiological?
  4. Are mental health issues such as depression and anxiety something that you can freely
    discuss in your family or culture or is it taboo to explicitly discuss mental health
    challenges?
    Part 3: Learning Reflections
  5. Which chapters or topics did you enjoy the most in this course?
  6. In your own words, what do you feel are the THREE biggest “take-home points” of the
    class?

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