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PSY 330. Cross-Cultural Psychology

Credits: 3
Department: Psychology
Description: Exploration of issues influencing individuals and groups in cross-cultural and multicultural contexts. Cultural influences on perception, cognition, emotions, behavior, attitudes, and human development.
Prerequisites: PSY 115
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Outline the major issues, theories, and research findings related to how culture influences groups and individuals and will be able to describe the predominant research methods in cross-cultural research.
2. Understand and become well-versed in a cross-cultural psychology topic by writing a literature review.
3. Relate aspects of the topic to aspects of personal experience in a multicultural society and/or traveling/living abroad.
4. Understand the impacts of culture on human behavior.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in cross-culture psychology for the Theory and Content of Psychology Section.
6. Understand and apply basic research methods in psychology, including research design, data analysis, and interpretation in the Research Methods in Psychology section.
7. Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and, when possible, the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes in the Critical Thinking Skills in Psychology section.
8. Recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of sociocultural and international diversity in the Sociocultural and International Awareness section.
9. Understand and apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues in cross-cultural psychology in the Application of Psychology section.
10. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats in the Communication Skills section.

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