A Dynamic Approach to Multicultural Integration

  • Wouter E. de Raad
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


In this chapter a dynamic model of multicultural integration is presented, formalized and tested in a series of computer simulations. Three main points are made concerning: First, how simulations aid in the analysis of the logical consistency and premises of a theoretical model, in this case Berry’s acculturation model, on which our dynamic model is built. Second, how computer simulations may help in development of new theory by producing outcomes which can serve as testable claims. Third, the social mechanisms, that lie at the basis of a limited number of scenarios of multi-cultural integration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of PsychologyUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland

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