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Psychology (PSYC) Courses Listing - Cultural Psychology

Psychology 3210 Cultural Psychology
A review of research and theory on how psychological processes support the acquisition, spread, and development of cultural knowledge and practices, and how culture, in turn, influences human thought and behaviour. The questions of what is universal and what is variable psychologically across cultures and the role that evolution and the environment play in psychological universality and diversity will be explored. Topics will include the psychological foundations of culture, the psychological bases of enculturation, the cultural limits of psychological knowledge, cross-culturally divergent ways of thinking, feeling, and acting, psychological acculturation, and the relations between psychology, anthropology, and other social sciences.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Psychology 1100
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type D: Health and Behavioral Sciences