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Janxin Leu
PSYCH 547
Seattle Campus

Advances in Social/Personality

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.

Class description

· 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.

Recommended preparation

Graduate standing in psychology is recommended.

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Janxin Leu
Date: 12/13/2006