John W. Berry

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John W. Berry is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Queen's University.[1] He can be seen as one of the main establishers of the field of acculturation psychology. Berry has been described as a person that "has led, if not defined, contemporary approaches to acculturation."[2]

According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited up to 3000 times.[3] One of his well-known theories is the four-fold model of acculturation strategies, involving the strategies of Assimilation, Separation, Integration and Marginalization.

Main publications[edit]

  • Berry, J.W. (1997). Immigration, acculturation, and adaptation Applied Psychology, 46(1), 5-34.
  • Berry, J.W.(1990). Psychology of acculturation. In Berman, John J. (Ed), Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1989: Cross-cultural perspectives.Current theory and research in motivation, Vol. 37., (pp. 201–234). Lincoln, NE, US: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Berry, J.W., Kim, U., Minde, T., & Mok, D. (1987). Comparative studies of acculturative stress International Migration Review, 21(3), 491-511.
  • Berry, J.W., Poortinga, Y.H., Segall, M.H., Dasen, P.R. (2002). Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


  1. ^ "Department of Psychology - John Berry". Archived from the original on 2012-11-21. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ Ward, C.(2008) Thinking outside the Berry boxes: New perspectives on identity, acculturation and intercultural relations. "International Journal of Intercultural Relations", 32(2), 105-114.
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