PSYC 362
Cultural Psychology Fall 2023
Division III
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What is culture? How does culture influence the way we think and behave? How does it affect the neuro underpinnings in our brain? How is culture represented, impacted, and transformed in the digital age? This course will introduce you to the field of cultural psychology, and explore the role of cultural meanings, practices, and institutions on human psychology. We will discuss how culture emerges through evolution and examine how the same psychological processes that give rise to rich cultural practices also bear negative consequences on our society, such as stereotype and prejudice. We will also examine how human culture is transformed through digitalization, immigration, and globalization, and how it is represented on mass media and social media. Through the course, you will learn to critically examine human behaviors in the contexts of diverse cultural beliefs, to reflect on your own upbringings through a cultural lens, and to gain an appreciation for cultures other than your own.
The Class: Format: seminar/laboratory
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 1338
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Students are expected to participate in and periodically lead class discussions. As part of this, students must complete assigned readings prior to class meetings. Finally, students will participate in an individual or small-group project culminating in a written and oral presentation.
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and at least one other 200-level psychology course
Enrollment Preferences: Psychology majors
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: PSYC Area 6 - Other/Interdisciplinary Psychology
PSYC Empirical Lab Course

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