PSYCH 278 - Introduction to Cultural Psychology
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 Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
- Diversity & Globalism
- Social Science Area II
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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