John Berry has contributed significantly to the development of cross-cultural and intercultural psychology over the past 50 years. Recognised as a founder of these fields, he has developed the ecocultural framework that conceptualises the links among habitat, culture and individual behaviour. He has operationalised this framework in a series of comparative empirical field studies in many parts of the world, investigating cognitive style, intercultural relations, acculturation, and multiculturalism.
Berry was part of the group of eighty-nine new Fellows that have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the Royal Society of Canada for career achievement is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, and The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The RSC recognizes excellence, advises the government and the larger society, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.
The welcoming ceremony is on Friday, November 19, 2021 and can be followed online.