Cultural Psychology

Term: Fall 2008

Subject Code: GPSY

Course Number: 6399

This seminar examines cultural influences on human development and implications of cultural research for basic psychological theory. Drawing on psychological, anthropological, and sociolinguistic work, attention is given to cross-cultural and within-cultural variations in psychological functioning across the life course. Topics addressed include such issues as emotion, motivation, personality, cognition, and social understanding. The course is also concerned with the development of minority populations and immigrant groups, issues of cultural contact, and methodological and theoretical challenges in the integration of cultural perspectives in psychology.


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