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Cultural Psychology

Cultural Psychology reviews the cultural, community, and ecological factors that play a role in how people perceive their environment. The goal of this course is to investigate the ways in which culture can affect aspects of that individual's psychology. The course begins by reviewing the history and major theories of cultural psychology, then moves on to a more in-depth examination of culture and its relationship to cognition, intelligence, emotion, motivation, and behavior. It concludes with a discussion of how human development and psychological disorders are affected by culture. It is important to note that cultural psychology is a relatively new field of psychology and, as such, many questions in the field remain unanswered. And since psychology has largely developed out of a Western... Show More
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