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, open to Psychology majors Environmental Studies/Conservation Psychology and undeclared majors only, seniors by waiver only) 3 hrs lecture
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PSYC 0220

All Sections in Fall 2022

Fall 2022

PSYC0220A-F22 Lecture (Thomas)