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Culture and Psychology

Course Description

This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to general theories and methods related to culture and diversity. It will explore how psychology is socially constructed and how cultural traditions transform the human psyche. The course is meant to stimulate an ongoing discussion and self-exploration on issues in multicultural psychology such as identity development, gender roles and stereotypes, intergroup relations, racism and prejudice, and health disparities.

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

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Be able to understand and critically evaluate cross-cultural and multicultural research
  • Have a solid knowledge base in fundamental theories, frameworks, and methodology in culture and psychology and ethnic and gender studies
  • Discuss the impact of culture on human development and behavior (e.g., socialization, gender, health outcomes, including psychopathology)
  • Apply knowledge of culture & psychology to real-world contexts
  • Reflect on personal biases that influence one’s behavior and attitudes in intercultural contexts and promote cultural competence and empathy to one’s culture and beliefs

Prerequisites

None

Sections

Two Sections 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: June 27, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Soyeong Kim
Course Number: 10416

Dates: July 18, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Mostly Asynchronous
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Soyeong Kim
Course Number: 10114