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PSYC2302 – Cross-Cultural Psychology pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Areas 5 and 7. This course is designed to cover the issues and themes current in the field of cross-cultural psychology. Examples of such issues include cultural variation along the lines of collectivism and individualism; psychological principles that might be universal compared to those that are culturally specific; and how content and context affect psychological functioning within as well as between cultures. A range of substantive areas within psychology will be examined and compared across multiple cultures, including cognitive, social, health and developmental psychology.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Explain the various methods in which research is conducted by psychologists within the field.
  2. Explain similarities and differences cross-culturally in various psychological topics, such as cognition, human development and social/health psychology.
  3. Evaluate theories examining the similarities and differences existing across cultures.
  4. Analyze personal attitudes about cultural variation along the lines of individualism and collectivism.
  5. Evaluate psychological principles that may be universal, as compared to those that are culturally specific.
  6. Explain the impact of culture on psychological functioning, diagnosis and therapy both within and between cultures.
  7. Analyze the influences of groups and institutions within the cultural context.
  8. Analyze the influences of gender and age within the cultural context.
  9. Analyze personal beliefs and attitudes toward various groups as applied to the cultural context.
MnTC goal areas:
  • 5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • 7. Human Diversity

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