Intensive readings from the current literature on an emerging topic or theoretical perspective in social psychology/personality. Student presentations and discussion. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Psychology, or permission of instructor.
· To make you familiar with the idea that psychological processes --thinking, feeling, relating, acting-- are ‘contextualized'. · To provide examples of research in North American and other cultural contexts which show diversity in basic psychological processes. · To help understand your own experiences and actions as contextualized by the cultural meanings and practices in which you engage. · To expose you to culturally sensitive research methods, and give you some experience with the main challenges and possibilities of doing cultural psychological research. ·To introduce new directions in cultural psychology.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
This class will be a discussion-based seminar. Students are asked to contribute 2 questions using E-Post by 6PM the day before the readings are due. Discussions will be led by students or the instructor.
Graduate standing in psychology is recommended.
Class assignments and grading