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Cultural Psychology

Introduces students to the theories and methods of studying culture and psychology. Focus is on psychological research that links culture to mental processes and the comparative study of cultural effects. Several topics are covered: development and socialization, self and personality, diversity and multicultural ideologies, ethnic and racial identities, bi/multiculturalism and intersectionality, stereotyping and bias, enculturation and acculturation, intergroup contact, motivation, cognition and perception, judgement and decision making, close relationships, emotion and mental health, and morality and justice. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement. (Not offered 2021-22).

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 unit

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“We are members of a cultural species. That is, we depend critically on cultural learning in virtually all aspects of our lives.” (Heine, 2010). This class combines 100-level and 400-level courses into a single class and covers how cultural factors shape psychology and the manner in which psychology guides cultural behavior.
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