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M107/117 ASIAN AMERICAN PERSONALITY & MENTAL HEALTH

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Midterm Review Guide Note: The midterm will be in 10/28 at 9:30am in Bunche 1209B. The midterm review session will be on 10/24 at 4pm in Bunche 1209B. This guide is meant to help facilitate studying, be sure to refer to all lecture notes and review assigned readings even if they are not listed. Key concepts and theories Be able to define and explain each.

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Race Ethnicity Minority status Ethnic identity a. Private regard, public regard, centrality b. Racial Identity Development Model (RIDM; Cross, 1991) c. Ethnic Identity Development Model (EIDM; Phinney, 1989) d. Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity (MMRI; Sellers) 5. Stereotypes a. Cognitive processes, socio-­‐cultural processes, & motivational processes b. Stereotypes as social control (Fiske, 1993) c. Stereotype threat 6. Culture 7. Acculturation a. Population level, individual level b. Unidimensional model, bidimensional model, multidimensionality c. Acculturative stress and related phases d. Immigration adjustment hypothesis vs. Immigrant distress hypothesis e. Bicultural identity integration 8. Assimilation 9. Individualism and collectivism a. Vertical dimensions vs. horizontal dimensions 10. Independent and interdependent self-­‐construal a. Ramifications for cognition, emotion, and motivation b. Self-­‐enhancing motivations vs. self-­‐improving motivations c. Impact of interdependence on adjustment and mental health 11. WEIRD 12. Asian American media images a. Social transmission b. Marginalization

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Why is it important that we not think of race as strictly biological? What do we gain from thinking of the classification as less biologically and genetically driven? How do ethnicity and ethnic identity differ? What are the potential psychological ramifications of each? What is Jean Phinney’s stance on the topic? Acculturation is commonly defined as “The socialization process by which minority groups learn and adopt elements of the dominant culture.” What is problematic with this identification of acculturation? How would you better define acculturation? How do acculturation and assimilation differ? Be able to give an example of each.

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What are the five types of acculturating groups and how are they each distinct? Describe the factors that affect the…