"Identifying Values and Bridging Cultures
for Latino Immigrant Families:
From Research to
Intervention to Practice"

Patricia M. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles

Founding Director,
FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development

Friday, April 30th 2004
12:00 - 1:00pm
3534 Franz Hall
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Goals/Desired Outcomes:

The goal of this session is to assist participants in identifying values and bridging cultures for Latino immigrant families to enable them to develop effective research for reducing health disparities among the Latino population. What strategies and theories are effective interventions for building these bridges?

Objectives - By the end of this talk, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine how culture is distinguished from race and ethnicity.

  2. Recognize cross-cultural value conflicts between Latino immigrants and the
    dominant culture.


  3. Identify how conflict can be reduced through interventions in school settings.



Professor Greenfield received her Ph.D. from Harvard University and is currently Professor of Psychology at UCLA, where she is a member of the development psychology group. Dr. Greenfield's central theoretical and research interest is in the relationship between culture and human development.  She is a past recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Behavioral Science Research, and has received teaching awards from UCLA and the American Psychological Association.  She has done field research on child development and socialization in Chiapas Mexico since 1969.  She also heads the UCLA Children's Digital Media Center, which researches chatroom culture and other internet issues of child and adolescent development.  A current project in Los Angeles investigates how cultural values influence relationships on multiethnic high school sports teams. She is also engaged in a cross-cultural teacher-training project called "Bridging Cultures."




This lecture is presented by UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, a CMA-accredited provider, in association with the UCLA Center for Research, Education, Training, and Strategic Communication on Minority Health Disparities (CRETSCMHD).


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