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This advanced level course examines the degree to which cultural psychology has been successful in questioning the assumption that people are basically the same throughout the world in the ways that they think, feel, learn and maintain a sense of themselves and the extent to which its own research has been successful in establishing that different cultural experiences lead to fundamentally different ways of thinking, emoting and learning. The first half of this course will look at the ways that the fundamental concepts of psychology such as the self and personality might themselves be cultural creations rather than "scientific discoveries." The other half of the course will examine the way that such concepts (or their alternatives) function in non-Western cultures.
Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction of Psychology and Theories of Personality or Human Development. Completion of or currently taking a course in Social Psychology is recommended but not required.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Other World Civilizations.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
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Meets General Education Requirement In: Other World Civilizations-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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