PSYC 681 Cross-Cultural Psychology
4 Graduate credits
Effective August 20, 2011 to present
- To acquaint students with the most important theoretical and research developments in cross-cultural psychology during the past thirty years.
- To examine the concepts and processes necessary for cross-cultural research.
- To help students understand and think critically about the various manifestations of prejudice in our society and help apply the psychological perspectives for reducing prejudice to our everyday life.
- To help students understand behavioral differences in individuals among various cultural groups.
- To help students understand their own cultural backgrounds and the dynamics of their cross-cultural experience, discovering cultural and psychological variations which are not present in their own cultural experience.
- To illustrate the impact of cross-cultural studies on the development of psychology as a discipline.
- To improve intercultural communication.
- To integrate theory and lessons from research into a coherent schema to guide field research and interventions in intercultural situations.
- To introduce cross-cultural theoretical frameworks.