Middlebury

PSYC 0220

Cultural Psychology

Cultural Psychology
Historically, much psychological research has focused on the United States and has aimed to interpret human psychological processes without reference to their cultural contexts. Cultural psychology, by contrast, holds that culture is essential for human psychology as we know it. The goal of this course is to understand that premise. Drawing on new research insights from around the globe, we will explore cross-cultural variations in psychological functioning from emotions, cognitions, and perceptions, to development, personality, and mental health. We will analyze where cultural variations come from, how the mind becomes enculturated, and the sense in which human nature is cultural. (PSYC 0105, seniors by waiver only) 3 hrs lecture
Subject:
Psychology
Department:
Psychology
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC

Sections in Spring 2022

Spring 2022

PSYC0220A-S22 Lecture (Thomas)