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.