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PSYCH 278 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology

5 Credits

Examines psychological theories and research from a cross-cultural perspective. Students will discuss the impact of culture on cognition, development, emotion, motivation, sex roles, disorders, group behavior, conflict, stereotyping, and prejudice.


Pre-requisite(s) PSYC&100 with min. 1.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Designed to Serve All students
Active Date 20210403T10:09:43

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:

  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area II

Course Outline
Week 1: Introduction 

Week 2: The self and culture

Week 3: Methods for studying culture and psychology

Week 4: Development and socialization

Week 5: Cognitive and perception

Week 6: Emotions

Week 7: Interpersonal attraction, close relationships, and groups

Week 8: Cultural neuroscience & Gene x culture interaction

Week 9: Morality, religion, and justice

Week 10: Mental and Physical Health 

Week 11: Multicultural U.S.


Student Learning Outcomes
Identify the meaning and examples of cultural psychology.

Discuss ways culture impacts our cognition, behavior, and emotion

Describe how culture and our biology interact with each other.

Apply concepts from the course to events and the everyday behavior of people from other cultures.

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