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  • David Lackland SAM is a professor of cross-cultural psychology at the University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.  Sam obtained a B. Sc. (Honors) degree in psychology from the University of Ghana, before migrating to Norway as a student, where he completed his PhD.  Sam divides his position at the University of Bergen between the Department of Psychosocial Science (Faculty of Psychology) and the Centre for International Health, Global health and Primary Health Care (Faculty of Medicine). He teaches courses in cross-cultural psychology, medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry. His research interests include psychology of acculturation, and the role of culture in health. Sam has published extensively on young immigrants’ psychological adaptation in general, and from a cross-cultural comparative perspective.  Sam was co-editor of two books on acculturation (in 2006), and a co-author of the 3rd edition of Cross-cultural psychology: Research and applications, published by Cambridge University Press, 2011.  His 2016 book:  the 2nd edition of the Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology, received the 2017 outstanding book award from the International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR). He co-edited with John W. Berry the 4-volume anthology on Cross-cultural psychology, published in 2018 by Routledge.  Sam was Deputy Secretary General of the International Association for Cross-cultural Psychology (IACCP) and is a fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Relations (IAIR).

     

    RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Psychological adaptation of ethnocultural youths
  • Cross-cultural studies on immigrants, refugees and international students
  • Intercultural relations
  • Values and social beliefs
  • Culture and health
  • Migration and health
  • Factors influencing hazardous emigration from Africa
  • Civic and political
  • Cyberbullying from cross-cultural perspective
  • Determinants of inclusive integration

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Latest books:  

David L. Sam & John W. Berry (Eds), (2017) Routledge Major Reference Works: Cross-Cultural Psychology—Critical Concepts in Psychology in Four Volumes. Vol 1: Theory and Method; Vol 2:  Basic Processes I – Development, Social and Personality; Vol 3: Basic Processes II – Cognition, Perception, Emotions, Language and Acculturation and Vol 4: Applied issues.  Routledge: Oxford, UK.  www.routledge.com/9781138848375

Sam, D. L. & Berry, J. W. (2016). The Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology, 2nd edition. 

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Selected latest publications

Sam,  D.  L.,  (2012).  Psychology  of  acculturation:  New  advances  and  future     directions.International Journal of Psychology. 47: 221-221.

Sam, D. L., & Horenczyk, G. (2012). Immigrant youth adaptation in context.  In C. Gracia  Coll). The impact of immigration on children’s development. Contributions to Human Development, 24, 64 – 76

Leung, K Y; Lam, B. C.P.; Bond, M. H., Conway, L. G., Gornick, LJ., Amponsah, B. Boehnke, K., Dragolov, G., Burgess, S. M; Golestaneh, M.B, Holger, Hofer, Jan; Espinosa, A del C.  D; Fardis, M., Ismail, R. Kurman, J; Lebedeva, N., Tatarko, A N.; Sam, David Lackland; Teixeira, M. L. M., Yamaguchi, S., Fukuzawa, Ai, Zhang. J. Zhou, F. (2012) Developing and evaluating the social axioms survey in eleven countries: its relationship with the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 43.(5) 833-857

Kunst, J. R., Tajamal, H., Sam, D. L., & Ulleberg, P. (2012). Coping with Islamophobia: The effects of religious stigma on Muslim minorities' identity formation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(4), 518-532. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2011.12.014

Kunst, J. R., Sam, D. L., & Ulleberg, P. (2013). Perceived Islamophobia: Scale development and validation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37(2), 225-237. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2012.11.001

Kunst, J. R., & Sam, D. L. (2013). Relationship between perceived acculturation expectations and Muslim minority youth’s acculturation and adaptation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. doi: 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2013.04.007

Kunst, J. R., & Sam, D. L. (2013) Expanding the margins of identity: A critique of marginalization in a globalized world. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation,

Sam, D. L., Jasinskaja-Lathi, Horenczyk, G., & Vedder, P. (2013). Migration and integrations: Some psychological perspectives on mutual acculturation. Zeitschrifts für Psychologie/Journal of Psychology. Zeitschrifts für Psychologie/Journal of Psychology, 221. 203-204

Horenczyk, G., Jasinskaja-Lahti., Sam, D. L. & Vedder, P. (2013). Mutuality in acculturation: Analysis and integration of models. Zeitschrifts für Psychologie/Journal of  Psychology, 221, 205 - 213

Berry, J. W & Sam, D.L. (2013). Accommodating cultural diversity and achieving equity: An Introduction to psychological dimensions of multiculturalism. European Psychologist 18. 151-157

Kunst, J. R. & Sam, D. L., (2013) Expanding the margins of identity: A critique of marginalization in a globalized world. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation 2, 225 -241

Kunst, J. R., & Sam, D. L., (2014) “It’s on Time That They Assimilate” – Differential acculturation expectations towards first and second generation immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 39, 188-195

Spjeldnæs, I. O., Moland, K-M., Harris, J & Sam, D. L. (2013). Responsible mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents.  Psychology & Society

Kunst, J R.; Thomsen, L., & Sam, D. L. (2014). Late Abrahamic reunion? Religious fundamentalism negatively predicts dual Abrahamic group categorization among Muslims and Christians. European Journal of Social Psychology, 44, 337 -348

Bye, H. H., Horverak, J. G., Sandal, G. M., Sam, D. L., & van de Vijver, F. J.R. (2014). Cultural fit and ethnic background in the job interview. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 14, 7 - 26

Iversen, V. C., Sam, D. L., & Helvik, A-S (2014) Psychological distress and perceived health in inmates in Norwegian prisons. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42, 171 – 176

Sandal, G. M., van de Vijver, F. J.R., Bye, H. H., Sam, D. L., Amponsah, B., Cakar, N., Franke, G. H., Ismail, R., Kjellsen, K., Kosic, A., Leontieva, A. M., Shahrnaz, Sun., & Tien-Lun, C. (2014). Intended Self-Presentation Tactics in Job Interviews: A 10-Country    Study.Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 45: 939-958. doi: 10.1177/0022022114532353

Spjeldnæs,  I.  O.,  Moland,  K-M.,  Harris,  J  &  Sam,  D. L.  (2014).  Responsible  mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents. 6 (2), 57 – 77

Kunst, J. R., Thomsen, L., Sam, D. L., & Berry, J. W., (2015). “We Are in This Together”: Common Group Identity Predicts Majority Members’ Active Acculturation Efforts to Integrate Immigrants. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi: 10.1177/0146167215599349

Sam, D. L., Tetteh, D. K., Amponsah, B (2015). Satisfaction with life and psychological symptoms among International students in Ghana and  their  correlates.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 49, 156-167;

Sam, D. L. (2015). Acculturation. In. In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol X.  Oxford:  Elsevier, pp. 68 – 74. doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.24034-8

Sam, D. L., (2016) Heart and mind. In Hua, Z., & Komisarof, A. (eds). Crossing Boundaries and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities, pp. 67 - 77) London: Routledge

Jamaludin, N. L., Sam, D. L., Sandal, G. M., & Adam, A. A. (2016). The influence of perceived discrimination, orientation to mainstream culture and life satisfaction on destination-loyalty intentions: the case of international students. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-16.  DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2015.1119102

Jamaludin, N. L., Sam, D. L., Sandal, G. M., & Adam, A. A. (2016). . Personal values, subjective well-being and destination-loyalty intention of international students. SpringerPlus20165:720 DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-2439-3

Aby-Rayya, H., & Sam, D. L. (i2017). Is Integration the Best Way to Acculturate? A Re- examination of the Bicultural-Adaptation Relationship in the “ICSEY-Data Set”Using the Bilineal Method.  Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 46, 287 - 293.

Sam, D. L. (2017).  Multiculturalism.  In F. M. Moghaddam (Ed).  The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political behavior (pp 504 – 507). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications Inc

Sam, D. L., Bruce, D., Agyemand, C. B., Amponsah, B., & Arkofrul, H. (in press(.  Cyberbullying victimization in among high school and university students in Ghana.  Deviant Behavior

Sam, D. L. (in press). Understanding positive immigrant youth adaptation in the context of multiculturalismSam. Journal of Adolescence, .doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.08.007. 

Buchanan, E., Abu-Rayya, H. M., Kashima, E., Paxton, S. J., & Sam, D. L. (in press).  Perceived discrimination, language proficiencies, and adaptation: Comparisons between refugee and non-refugee immigrant youth in Australia.  International Journal of Intercultural Relations.

 

Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2020. Citizenship and Socio-Political Integration: A Person-Oriented Analysis Among Russian-Speaking Minorities in Estonia, Finland and Norway. The Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 53-77.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Threat, anti-western hostility and violence among European muslims: The mediating role of acculturation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 74-88.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Climatic effects on the sociocultural and psychological adaptation of migrants within China: A longitudinal test of two competing perspectives. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 244-255.
  • Show author(s) 2019. Civic engagement and participation among Ghanaian and Kenyan students and their correlates. Journal of Civil Society. 42-61.
  • Show author(s) 2018. When psychological contract is violated: Revisiting the rejection-disidentification model of immigrant integration. The Journal of Social and Political Psychology. 484-510.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Understanding positive immigrant youth adaptation in the context of multiculturalism. Journal of Adolescence. 222-225.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Perceived discrimination, language proficiencies, and adaptation: Comparisons between refugee and non-refugee immigrant youth in Australia. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 105-112.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Parenting and Late Adolescents' Well-Being in Greece, Norway, Poland and Switzerland: Associations with Individuation from Parents. Journal of Child and Family Studies.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Destination Motivation, Cultural Orientation,and Adaptation: International Students’ Destination-Loyalty Intention. Journal of International Students. 38-65.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Cyberbullying Victimization among High School and University Students in Ghana. Deviant Behavior.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Is integration the best way to acculturate? A reexamination of the bicultural-adaptation relationship in the ?ICSEY dataset? using the bilineal method. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 287-293.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The vicious circle of religious prejudice: Islamophobia makes the acculturation attitudes of majority and minority members clash. European Journal of Social Psychology. 249-259.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The influence of perceived discrimination, orientation to mainstream culture and life satisfaction on destination loyalty intentions: The case of international students. Current Issues in Tourism. 934-949.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Personal values, subjective well-being and destination-loyalty intention of international students. SpringerPlus. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) 2015. “We Are in This Together”: Common Group Identity Predicts Majority Members’ Active Acculturation Efforts to Integrate Immigrants. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. 1438-1453.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Satisfaction with life and psychological symptoms among international students in Ghana and their correlates. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 156-167.
  • Show author(s) 2014. “It’s on time that they assimilate” – differential acculturation expectations towards first and second generation immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 188-195.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Psychological distress and perceived health in inmates in Norwegian prisons. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 171-176.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents . Psychology & Society.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents . Psychology & Society.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of adolescents. Psychology & Society.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Late Abrahamic reunion? Religious fundamentalism negatively predicts dual Abrahamic group categorization among Muslims and Christians. European Journal of Social Psychology. 337-348.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Intended Self-Presentation Tactics in Job Interviews: A 10-Country Study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 939-958.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Cultural fit and ethnic background in the job interview. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 7-26.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Relationship between perceived acculturation expectations and Muslim minority youth's acculturation and adaptation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 477-490.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Perceived islamophobia: Scale development and validation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 225-237.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Migration and integration: some psychological perspectives on mutual acculturation. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. 203-204.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Expanding the margins of identity: a critique of marginalization in a globalized world. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. 225-241.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Developing and evaluating the social axioms survey in eleven countries: its relationship with the five-factor model of personality. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 833-857.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Coping with Islamophobia: The effects of religious stigma on Muslim minorities' identity formation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 518-532.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Personal values and intended self-presentation during job interviews: A cross-cultural comparison. Applied Psychology. 160-182.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Being man enough: Fatherhood experiences and expectations among teenage boys in South Africa. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers. 3-21.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Immigrant Youth: Acculturation, Identity and Adaptation. Zeitschrift für Pädagogik. 17-43.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Acculturation: when individuals and groups of different cultural backgrounds meet. Perspectives on Psychological Science. 472-481.
  • Show author(s) 2009. The intergenerational transmission of values in national and immigrant families: The role of Zeitgeist. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. 642-653.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Depressive Symptoms Among Native and Immigrant Adolescents in Norway: The Role of Gender and Urbanization. Social Indicators Research. 91-109.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Depressive Symptoms Among Native and Immigrant Adolescents in Norway: The Role of Gender and Urbanization. Social Indicators Research. 91-109.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Values of children among Sub-Sahran African women: The case of Ghanaian women. Journal of Psychology in Africa. 521-530.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Rekruttering i flerkulturelle samfunn. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 329-335.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Immigration, acculturation and the paradox of adaptation in Europe. European Journal of Developmental Psychology. 138-158.
  • Show author(s) 2007. The Acculturation and Adaption of Turkish Adolescents in North-Western Europe. Applied Developmental Science. 126-136.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Continuity and change in reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers, and maternal grandmothers in South africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 856-877.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Continuity and change in reproductive attitudes of teenage women, their mothers, and maternal grandmothers in South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology. 856-877.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Working in a multicultural society: Challenges for the Norwegian Psychologist. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 1268-1275.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Self-monitoring: a moderating role between acculturation strategies of immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 141-157.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Self-monitoring: A moderating role between acculturation strategies and adaptation of immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 141-157.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Immigrant youth: Acculturation, identity, and adaptation. Applied Psychology. 303-332.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Østlige og vestlige psykoterapeutiske tradisjoner - forskjeller knyttet til mestring og kontroll. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 395-403.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Østerlige og vestlige psykoterapeutiske tradisjoner – forskjelliger knyttet til mrstring og knotroll. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 395-403.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The role of majority attitudes towards out-group in the perception of the acculturation strategies of immigrants. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 273-288.
  • Show author(s) 2005. The changing values of children and preferences regarding family size in south Africa. Applied Psychology. 355-377.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Cultural-level dimensions of social axioms and their correlates in 41 cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 548-570.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Adolescents with Turkish background in Norway and Sweden: A comparative study of their psychological adaptation. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 15-25.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Adolescents with Turkish background in Norway and Sweden: A comparative study of their psychological adaptation. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 15-25.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Intergenerational value discrepancies in immigrant and host-national families and their impact on psychological adaptation. Journal of Adolescence. 213-231.
  • Show author(s) 2002. The mutual embededness of culture and mental illness. Online Readings in Culture and Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Acculturation as a developmental pathway. Online Readings in Culture and Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Satisfaction with life among international students: An exploratory study. Social Indicators Research. 315-337.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Satisfaction with life among international students: An exploratory study. Social Indicators Research. 315-337.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Psychological adaptation of adolescents with immigrant backgrounds. Journal of Social Psychology. 5-25.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Psychological adaptation of adolescents with immigrant backgrounds. Journal of Social Psychology. 5-25.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Psychological adaptation of adolescents with immigrant background. Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Predicting life satisfaction among adolescents from immigrant families in Norway. Ethnicity and Health. 5-18.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Life staisfaction and competence of Bosnia refugees in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 143-149.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Kultur: et mangelende ledd i psykologien som vitenskapen om menneskelig adferd. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 579-586.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Acculturative stress among young immigrants in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 10-24.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Acculturation attitudes among young immigrants as a function of perceived parental attitudes toward cultural change. Journal of Early Adolescence. 238-258.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Psychological adjustment of young immigrants in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 240-253.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Bruk av sikkerhetsutstyr blant unge innvandrere i Norge. En sammenligning med norske barn. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 195-198.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Survey of mental health of foreign students. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 22-30.
  • Show author(s) 1991. Emosjonell tilpasning hos unge innvandrere i Norge. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 789-797.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. Relational Acculturation Model in Context: Positioning Among Russians and Norwegians With Respect to the Norwegian Labor Market.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Realizing the full potential of cultural diversity.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Measurement invariance of the refines Schwartz value scale among University students in Ghana and Kenya.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Immigrants and refugees: Personal assets and vulnerabilities for health and wellbeing .
  • Show author(s) 2013. The Role of Psychology in Addressing Societal Challenges.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Satisfaction with life among International students at the University of Ghana.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 1998. Using structural equation modeling (EQS) to test cross-national factorial validity of a measuring instrument.
  • Show author(s) 1998. School adjustment of ethnocultural adolescents in Norway. Differences and similarities among five ethnic groups.
  • Show author(s) 1998. Ethnic identity and acculturation preferences among four ethnic groups in Norway: Relationships and predictors.
  • Show author(s) 1994. Acculturation attitudes among young immigrants in Norway.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. What next “after the door has been opened”?
  • Show author(s) 2017. Migration and Mutuality in Acculturation: Towards harmonious multicultural societies.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Examining The Multiculturalism Hypothesis In Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The role of culture and psychoeducation in definition of stroke symptoms, treatment, selection and perceived recovery: A case study of Ghanaian stroke patient.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Testing the multiculturalism hypothesis among Russiann- speaking immigrants and ethnic Norwegians in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Civic engagement and paticpation among Ghaianan and Kenyan students and their correlates.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Psychological adaptation of International students in Ghana and their correlates.
  • Show author(s) 2013. A Critical Investigation of Marginalization as an Acculturation Strategy in a Globalized World.
  • Show author(s) 2012. The influences of religious stigma on Muslim minorities’ national affiliation and engagement.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Increased father involvement in child-upbringing and its e!ect on psychological development.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Adaptation of youth from immigrant families: The role of society of settlement.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Families across-cultures: Some Preliminary Findings from Norway.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Applied cross-cultural psychology. Where can we make meaningful contributions in the area of health?
  • Show author(s) 2010. Acculturation of young developing people: A theoretical perspective.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Variation in immigrant youth adaptation: Role of society of settlement, acculturation profiles and ethnicity.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Positive immigrant youth development.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Intended self-presentation in job interviews: A 10-country study.
  • Show author(s) 2008. The relationship between social axioms and self-monitoring among Ghanaian university students.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Self-presentation and personal values in the employment interview: A comparison between Afro-American and Euro-American student.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Psychological and socicultural adaptation of immigrant youth.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Intergenerational value discrepancies in immigrant and domestic families and their impact on psychological and sociocultural adaptation.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Cross-cultural differences in behaviour during job interviews: Comparisons between Norway, USA, Iran and Ghana.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Acculturation of immigrant youth: The challenges for Dvelopmental psychologists.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Preliminary Results from the Cross-National Analysis on Desirable Behavior in Job Interviews.
  • Show author(s) 2006. During Interview Behavior - Preliminary Analyses.
  • Show author(s) 2005. Psychological and sociocultural adaptation of immigrant youth: similarities with, and differences from, national youth.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Values of children in South Africa.
  • Show author(s) 2004. The Role of Culture in the Diagnosis and Experience of Mental Health in Immigrant and Ordinary Populations.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Psychological and sociocultural adaptation.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Dispersal of immigrants and their implications for policy formation.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Adaptation of children and adolescents with immigrant background: Acculturation or development?
  • Show author(s) 2003. Social axioms among Norwegians. A re-visitation.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Host national identity and its effect on the psychological adaptation of adolescents with immigrant background in Europe.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Intercultural aspects of acculturation.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Value of children: Effects of globalization on fertility behavior and child rearing practices in Ghana.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Social group identity and its effect on self-esteem.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Social axioms among Norwegian students.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Social axioms among Norwegian students.
  • Show author(s) 2001. International comparative study of ethnocultural youth: Acculturation attitudes and identities.
  • Show author(s) 2001. International comparative study of ehnocultural adolescents. Inter-cultural issues.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Effects of globalization on fertility behavior and child rearing practices in Ghana.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Acculturation and adaptation: Theoretical and methodological considerations and empirical evidence.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Acculturation and adaptation: Theoretical and methodologica considerations and emoircal evidencel.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of immigrant adolescents.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of immigrant adolescents.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of immigrant adolescents.
  • Show author(s) 2000. International comparative study of ethnocultural youth: Intercultural aspects of acculturation.
  • Show author(s) 2000. International comparative study of ethnocultural youth: Intercultural aspects of acculturation.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Integration and mental health among adolescents with immigrant background in Norway and Sweden.
  • Show author(s) 1999. Acculturation of ethnocultural adolescents in Europ: Theoretical considerations and empirical finsings.
  • Show author(s) 1997. The place of culture in psychology.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Role of personal characteristics in psychological adaption of ethnocultural adolescents in Norway.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Behavioural deviance among young immigrants: predicting anti-social behaviours among young boys.
Editorial
  • Show author(s) 2013. Migration and Integration Some Psychological Perspectives on Mutual Acculturation. Zeitschrift fur Psychologie mit Zeitschrift fur angewandte Psychologie. 203-204.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Accommodating Cultural Diversity and Achieving Equity An Introduction to Psychological Dimensions of Multiculturalism. European Psychologist. 151-157.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Response to Rudmin's book review of Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. 517-520.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) 2018. Cross-Cultural Psychology. Critical Concepts in Psychology. Routledge.
  • Show author(s) 2016. The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2015. IAIR 2015 Book of Abstracts "Realizing the Potential of Cultural Diversity in Society and at the Workplace". Det psykologiske fakultet.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Adaptation of young immigrants. The double jeopardy of acculturation. Gaudeamus.
  • Show author(s) 2006. The Cambridge handbook of acculturation psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Immigrant youth in cultural transition: Acculturation, identity, and adapation across national contexts. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) 1995. Unge innvandreres tilpasning i Norge. En psykososial undersøkelse. Tilpasningsstrategier og psykisk tilstand. Hemil-senteret.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Flyktningers psykiske helse. En sosial og forebyggende tilnærming. Hemil-senteret.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) 1996. Unge etniske minoriteters tilpasning: en utfordring til moderne samfunn.
  • Show author(s) 1989. Welfare of international students: Preliminary report from a questionnaire survey among international students at the University of bergen.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2003. Where is "development" in acculturation theories? International Journal of Behavioral Development. 5-5.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Culture a missing link in the psychology science of human behaviour. The Looking Glass. 1-2.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2017. The “why” and “how” of International Students’ Ambassadorship Roles in International Education.
  • Show author(s) 1995. Acculturation of young immigrants in Norway : a psychological and socio-cultural adaptation.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2017. Intercultural Relations in Norway. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Acculturation. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Relationship between culture and psychology. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Multicultural societies. 21 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Immigrant youth adaptation in context. The role of society of settlement. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Deconstructing counseling psychology for the African context. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Accultuazione e adattamento dei giovani. 22 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Det flerkulturelle Norge: Minoritetsungdommens tilpasning og mentale helse. 19 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Akkulturasjon i flerkulturelle arbeidsmiljøer. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Adaptation of young immigrants: The double jeopardy of acculturation. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Vietnamese and Turkish immigrant youth: Acculturation and adaptation in two ethno-cultural groups. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Understanding immigrant youth: Conclusions and implications. 24 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Psychological and sociocultural adaptation of immigrant youth. 25 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Introduction: Goals and research framework for studying immigrant youth. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Introduction. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Conclusions. 4 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Acculturation: Conceptual background and core components. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Acculturation of immigrant children and women. 16 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. Acculturation and health. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of adolescents with immigrants background. 27 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2002. The mutual embeddedness of culture and mental illness. 2 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Acculturation as a developmental pathway. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of adolescents with immigrant background in Norway and Sweden. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2001. Social group identity and its effect on the self-esteem of adolescents with immigrant background in Norway and Sweden. 13 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Helse og helseadferd blant innvandreungdom. 12 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Cultural and ethnic factors in health. 7 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1997. Acculturation and adaption. 36 pages.
  • Show author(s) 1996. Acculturation and adaption. 36 pages.
Encyclopedia article
  • Show author(s) 2017. Multiculturalism. 504-507. In:
    • Show author(s) 2017. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2012. Psychology of acculturation: New advances and future directions. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 221-221.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Measurement equivalence of the interviewing self-efficacy scale across samples from Ghana, Russia, Turkey and Italy. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 306-306.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Disperal of immigrants and their implications for policy formation. International Journal of Psychology (IJP).
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2013. Developing and Validating a Scale to Measure Muslim Minorities' Perceptions of Societal Islamophobia.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Measurement equivalence of the interviewing self-efficacy scale across samples from Ghana, Italy, Russia and Turkey.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Individual differences in perceived discrimination and mental health problems among adolescents with immigrant background. A causal model.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Globalisation and its effects on fertility behaviour among Ghanaian women. Implications for child rearing practies.
  • Show author(s) 2000. Social ideneity and its effect on the self-esteem of adolescent with immigrant backgrounds in Norway and Sweden.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) 2013. Mutuality in acculturation : toward an integration. Zeitschrift für Psychologie. 205-213.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Beyond Culture: A Review of Studies on Refugees and Mental Health Services in Norway. Norsk tidsskrift for migrasjonsforskning. 81-100.
  • Show author(s) 2004. The effect of acculturation and social support on change in mental health among young immigrants. International Journal of Behavioral Development. 481-494.
Introduction
  • Show author(s) 2016. Introduction. 1-7.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) 2021. Three Generations of Psychological Acculturation Research: Theoretical Advancements and Methodological Challenges. 17-40. In:
    • Show author(s) 2021. Methods and Assessment in Culture and Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Migrasjon og akkulturasjon. 46-63. In:
    • Show author(s) 2020. Kultur og kontekst i praktisk psykologarbeid. Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Family migration: Demographics and sociopsychological issues. 389-413. In:
    • Show author(s) 2020. Cross-Cultural Family Research and Practice. Elsevier.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Det flerkulturelle Norge: tilpasning og psykisk helse blant ungdom med innvandrerbakgrunn. 106-128. In:
    • Show author(s) 2017. Ungdom, livsstil og helsefremmende arbeid. Gyldendal Akademisk.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Theoretical perspectives. 11-29. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Heart and mind: using critical incidents to decipher culture. 67-77. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. Crossing boundariies and weaving interculural work, life, and scholarship in globalizing universities. Routledge.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Health. 504-524. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Conclusions: where are we and where are we headed? 525-531. In:
    • Show author(s) 2016. The Cambridge Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge University Press.

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RIFE – Risking it (all) for Europe

This project is still in its planning phase.  It is going to be a collaborative project involving a number of countries including Greece and Ghana where the goals are among others to (i) understand the underlying motives and (ii) the sustaining factors that propel thousands of young individuals and families to look beyond their habitual country of residence; to look to Europe in their search for “greener pastures”.

DIMA – Determinants of inclusive Migrant integration

This has been an EEA funded comparative study on socio-political and psychological factors that may account for the integration of Russian speakers in Norway and Estonia.  The study has involved both interviewing, focus-group discussions and questionnaire surveys of Russian-speakers in the two countries together with native Norwegians and Estonians.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT  

This project seeks to understand why post-elections in Kenya are marred by violence in contrast to peaceful post-election transitions in Ghana.  The study examines civic and political participation and engagement among university students in the two countries.

C-BULLY

This project is on Cyberbullying among high school and university students in Ghana.  This is a 3-phase project with the goal of (i) determining the extent of cyberbullying in Ghana and the wellbeing of cyberbullying victims; (ii) develop a psychological portrait of both cyberbullying victims and perpetrators and (iii) understand the cultural factors that sustain cyberbullying in Ghana. A comparative component is currently being planned

  • Culture and its effect on psychological research, theory and practice
  • Acculturation of immigrants, refugees and sojourners
  • Ethnic identity, acculturation strategies and health issues

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