Acculturation and adaptation: A contextual approach

Prof. Gaby Horenczyk

My main research interests integrate cross-cultural as well as socio-psychological and educational theory and research for the study of biculturalism, acculturation, and ethnic identities of minorities, and their effects on psychological and school adaptation. More specifically, my studies examine the moderating roles of a variety of contextual variables in the relationship between acculturative predictors and outcomes. These moderating factors include, among others, attachment, social support, and conformity. Currently I am exploring acculturation of Israeli conflicted minorities such as ultraorthodox haredi, Ethiopian immigrants, and Israeli Druze, from a cross-cultural perspective.