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Janxin Leu
PSYCH 448
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Psychology

Selected research topics of contemporary interest. Quarterly listings of specific offerings are available at departmental advising office.

Class description

Humans are a cultural species. In many ways, people from different cultures live their lives differently. Beyond differences in the foods eat, the way we dress, and the languages we speak, cultural psychology demonstrates that psychological processes are shaped by experiences. That is, not only is the content of what we think about different, but the actual way in which we think, feel, and behave may differ. This course will introduce students to exciting developments in demonstrating diversity in psychology, from the social self and personality, to socialization, emotions, cognition and perception, health, multiculturalism, and cultural evolution. Readings will include textbook chapters and selected empirical papers.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Classes will consist of lectures and discussion.

Recommended preparation

Psychology 209 grade of 2.0 or higher.

Class assignments and grading

Grades will be based on two exams and in-class assignments.


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: 09/23/2008