Psychology and Culture

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive introduction to general theories and methods related to culture and diversity. It explores the ways in which psychology is socially constructed and how cultural traditions transform the human psyche.

The course will include didactic, experiential activities, reflective writing and critical analysis that are relevant to developing students’ self-awareness, understanding about how culture may influence our behavior, and skills across relevant areas of professional and personal practice in the context of psychological science.

The course is meant to stimulate an ongoing discussion and self- exploration on issues in multicultural psychology such as: identity development, acculturation, racism and prejudice, heterosexism, white privilege, and cultural stigma.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Develop self-awareness to personal biases that influence one’s behavior and attitudes in intercultural contexts
  • Enhance your understanding about cultural differences and how culture influences human behavior
  • Identify the range of mental health outcomes associated with culture
  • Be provided with information for those considering a career in multicultural psychology and/or relevant fields
  • Learn to promote cultural competence and empathy to one’s culture and others’ cultures and beliefs
This course is designed specifically for English Language Learners interested in further developing their English skills in a challenging college-level academic setting.


No specific prior experience or knowledge is required.


One Section Available to Choose From:

Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.

Dates: July 11, 2022 - July 22, 2022
Duration: 2 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Von Marie Rodriguez-Guzman
Course Number: 10320