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Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSYC 2280)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: In Cross-Cultural Psychology, you will analyze and deconstruct how different aspects of culture (religion, gender, ethnicity/race, etc.) affect human behavior, emotion, social perception and expectations, and cognition. You will examine cross-cultural experimental designs in detail and explore how cultural issues affect abnormal psychology, social behavior, and organization behavior. You will gain a critical appreciation of the relationship between culture and the individual within and across cultures as it related to behavioral outcomes and understanding the uniqueness of similarities and differences. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Defining Culture and Research Methods used to study Culture
2. Effects of Culture on cognition, emotions, communication, and social behavior
3. Influence of Culture on Abnormal Psychology and Treatment
4. Culture and Organizational Psychology
5. Culture and Gender, Race and Ethnicity
6. Critiques of Diversity, Enculturation, and Multiculturalism

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify psychological theories and practices as well as their advantages and disadvantages in explaining cultural variations in human behaviors
2. Identify and explain cross-cultural research and methodology
3. Identify cultural variations and how culture informs and influences personal and social behaviors

Prerequisites:  PSYC 1110

  • Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Goal 7: Human Diversity