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DRI Brown Bag Lecture (11/09/11): Dr. Janxin Leu – “The Unhealthy American Dream? Correlates of Mental Illnes s among Asian Immigrant Youth”

October 31, 2011
The Diversity Research Institute at the University of Washington cordially invites you and your colleagues to the DRI Brown Bag Lecture Series of 2011-2012

“The Unhealthy American Dream? Correlates of Mental Illness among Asian Immigrant Youth”

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Parrington Hall Forum (Room 309)

Epidemiological evidence has shown that for many immigrant groups, the longer an immigrant stays in the US or host country, the worse his/her health. Why? I will review evidence from several studies and psychological experiments of Asian immigrants to argue that this phenomenon may be the result of unique immigration-related stressors experienced during youth, such as family cultural conflict and navigating competing cultural norms across home and school as biculturals. Findings suggest that risk and protective factors for mental health vary by social context, generational status, and gender in this diverse group.

Janxin Leu is a cultural psychologist who studies immigrant mental health, biculturalism, multiple social identities, and cultural influences on emotion and cognition in Japan and China. Jan is an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Washington, and the Associate Director of Immigrant Families’ Diversity and Development at the Center for Child and Family Well-Being. Biography cont’d…

*As this is a Brown Bag event, we encourage everyone to bring their lunch

Featured Speaker:
Dr. Janxin Leu
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Washington

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