Selected research topics of contemporary interest. Quarterly listings of specific offerings are available at departmental advising office.
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.
Psychology 209 grade of 2.0 or higher.
Class assignments and grading
Grades will be based on two exams and in-class assignments.