Immigration and illness
A note for Lesson no. 6, "Brains Make More Than One Kind of Mind," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 109 is:
This is particularly true for the children of immigrants. They are of two cultures—their parents’ culture and their adopted culture—and have to pivot between two kinds of minds, which adds a burden to their body budgets.
For an excellent discussion of how learning a new language can influence the mind in ways that might enhance prediction errors, see this reference.
- Yim, Ilona S., Karina Corona, Esmeralda R. Garcia, Amanda M. Acevedo, and Belinda Campos. 2019. "Perceived Stress and Cortisol Reactivity Among Immigrants To the United States: The Importance of Bicultural Identity Integration." Psychoneuroendocrinology 107: 201–207.
- Yoon, Eunju, Chih-Ting Chang, Soyeon Kim, Angela Clawson, Sarah Elizabeth Cleary, Meghan Hansen, John P. Bruner, Theresa K. Chan, and Alexandrina M. Gomes. 2013. "A Meta-analysis of Acculturation/Enculturation and Mental Health." Journal of Counseling Psychology 60 (1): 15.
- Castañeda, Heide, Seth M. Holmes, Daniel S. Madrigal, Maria-Elena DeTrinidad Young, Naomi Beyeler, and James Quesada. 2015. "Immigration As a Social Determinant of Health." Annual review of Public Health 36: 375–392.
- Porter, Matthew, and Nick Haslam. 2005. "Predisplacement and Postdisplacement Factors Associated With Mental Health of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons: A Meta-Analysis." JAMA 294 (5): 602–612.
- Akdeniz, Ceren, Heike Tost, Fabian Streit, Leila Haddad, Stefan Wüst, Axel Schäfer, Michael Schneider, Marcella Rietschel, Peter Kirsch, and Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg. 2014. "Neuroimaging Evidence for a Role of Neural Social Stress Processing in Ethnic Minority–associated Environmental Risk." JAMA Psychiatry 71 (6): 672–680. See also its commentary: Wager, Tor D., and Peter J. Gianaros. 2014. "The Social Brain, Stress, and Psychopathology." JAMA Psychiatry 71 (6): 622–624.
- Egerton, Alice, Oliver D. Howes, Sylvain Houle, Kwame McKenzie, Lucia R. Valmaggia, Michael R. Bagby, Huai-Hsuan Tseng et al. 2017. "Elevated Striatal Dopamine Function in Immigrants and Their Children: A Risk Mechanism for Psychosis." Schizophrenia Bulletin 43 (2): 293–301.
- Tuggle, Alexandra C., Jeffrey H. Cohen, and Douglas E. Crews. 2018. "Stress, Migration, and Allostatic Load: A Model Based on Mexican Migrants in Columbus, Ohio." Journal of Physiological Anthropology 37 (1): 1–11.
- Giacco, Domenico, Neelam Laxhman, and Stefan Priebe. 2018. "Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Mental Disorders in Refugees." In Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 77: 144–152. Cambridge, MA: Academic Press.
- Kirmayer, Laurence J., Lavanya Narasiah, Marie Munoz, Meb Rashid, Andrew G. Ryder, Jaswant Guzder, Ghayda Hassan, Cécile Rousseau, and Kevin Pottie. 2011. "Common Mental Health Problems in Immigrants and Refugees: General Approach in Primary Care." CMAJ 183 (12): E959-E967.
- Nguyen, Angela-MinhTu D., and Verónica Benet-Martínez. 2013. "Biculturalism and Adjustment: A Meta-Analysis." Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 44 (1): 122–159.
- Yoon, Eunju, Jason Hacker, Amber Hewitt, Matthew Abrams, and Sarah Cleary. 2012. "Social Connectedness, Discrimination, and Social Status As Mediators of Acculturation/enculturation and Well-being." Journal of Counseling Psychology 59 (1): 86.
- Pavlenko, Aneta. 2014. The Bilingual Mind: And What it Tells Us About Language and Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.