Project Advisor(s)

Dr. Rupa Gordon

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Location

Gävle Room, The Gerber Center

Disciplines

Psychology | Sociology

Description, Abstract, or Artist's Statement

The focus of this Honors Capstone research was to better understand the process through which a refugee acculturates into U.S. society. To do this, the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, cultural differences, United States citizens’ perceptions of refugees, and other challenges were addressed. A survey was conducted involving citizens’ perceptions of refugees, and revealed that individuals’ perceptions were determined by refugee status, PTSD and/or situational differences, depending on the scenario being described. This research seeks to address the problems faced by refugees entering the United States and proposes some solutions to provide a better transition into the U.S. culture by these refugees.

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May 6th, 3:15 PM May 6th, 4:30 PM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder within Refugee Populations and its Effects on Acculturation into the United States

Gävle Room, The Gerber Center

The focus of this Honors Capstone research was to better understand the process through which a refugee acculturates into U.S. society. To do this, the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, cultural differences, United States citizens’ perceptions of refugees, and other challenges were addressed. A survey was conducted involving citizens’ perceptions of refugees, and revealed that individuals’ perceptions were determined by refugee status, PTSD and/or situational differences, depending on the scenario being described. This research seeks to address the problems faced by refugees entering the United States and proposes some solutions to provide a better transition into the U.S. culture by these refugees.