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John Berry

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Professor Emeritus

B.A., Sir George Williams University, 1963
Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 1966
Doc. Hon. Causa, University of Athens, 2001
Doc. Hon. Causa, Université de Genève, 2001

T: 613.542.8095

Arch Street
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Research Interests

My current interests are focused on the psychology of intercultural relations (including acculturation, immigration and multiculturalism). I continue to carry out research on two longstanding interests: ecological factors in human development; and cross-cultural theory and methodology.

Selected Publications

Sam, D.L. & Berry, J.W. (Eds) (2016). Cambridge handbook of acculturation Psychology (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berry, J.W. (2017). Mutual Intercultural Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mishra, R.C. & Berry, J.W. (2016). Ecology, Culture and Human Development: Lessons for Adivasi Education. New Delhi: Sage.

Sam, D.L. & Berry, J.W. (Eds) (2017). Cross-Cultural Psychology (4 volumes). London: Routledge.

Berry, J.W. (2013). Research on multiculturalism in Canada. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37, 663 – 675.

Berry, J.W. (2013) Achieving a global psychology. Canadian Psychology, 54, 55 – 61.
Berry, J.W. & Hou, F. (2016). Immigrant acculturation and wellbeing in Canada. Canadian Psychology, 57, 254-264 

Berry, J.W., Poortinga, Y.H. , Bruegelmans, S. , Chasiotis, A. & Sam, D.L. (2011) Cross-cultural psychology: Research and applications. 3rd Edition. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Leong, C-H & Berry, J.W. (Eds)(2009) Intercultural relations in Asia: Migrating talents; globalising cities. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Berry, J.W., Phinney, J.S, Sam, D.L. & Vedder, P.(Eds.).(2006). Immigrant youth in cultural transition: Acculturation, identity and adaptation across national contexts. Mahwah:Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Sam, D.L. & Berry, J.W. (Eds)(2006). Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Georgas, J., Berry, J.W., Kagitcibasi, C., Poortinga, Y.H & van de Vijver, F. (2006). Family Structure and Function in 30 Nations: A Psychological Study. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Berry, J.W. & Sam, D. (2012). Multicultural societies. In V. Benet-Martínez & Y-Y. Hong. (Eds), Handbook of multicultural identity: Basic and applied perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.

Motti-Stefanidi, F., Berry, J.W., Chryssochoou, X., Sam, D.L.&  Phinney, J. (2012). Positive immigrant youth adaptation in context: Developmental, acculturation, and social psychological perspectives.   In A. Masten, K. Liebkind & D. Hernandez (Eds). Capitalizing on migration:The Potential of immigrant youth. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Gui, Y., Zheng, Y. & Berry, J.W. (2012). Migrant worker acculturation in China. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

Cameron, J. & Berry, J.W. (2011). True Patriot Love: Structure and predictors of Canadian pride. Canadian Ethnic Studies, 40, 17-41.

Berry, J.W. & Sabatier, C. (2011). Variations in the assessment of acculturation attitudes: Their relationships with psychological wellbeing. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35, 658-669.

Berry, J. W., & Sabatier, C. (2010). Acculturation, discrimination, and adaptation among second generation immigrant youth in Montreal and Paris. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34(3), 191-207.

Sam, D. L., and Berry, J. W. (2010). Acculturation: When individuals and groups of cultural backgrounds meet. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5(4) 472–481

Georgas, J. van de Vijver, F. & Berry, J.W. (2004). The ecocultural framework, ecosocial indices and psychological variables in cross-cultural research. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 74-96.

Berry, J.W. (2005). Acculturation: Living successfully in two cultures. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29, 697-712.

Allwood, C.M. & Berry, J.W. (2006). Origins and development of indigenous psychologies: An international analysis. International Journal of Psychology, 41,243-268.