PSY 350 - Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: PSY 112)

This course is an introduction to culture's influence on human behavior and mental processes. Topics begin with an examination of theoretical definitions of culture, and cover a broad range of theories and research findings regarding cultural influences on human behavior and cognitive processes (lifespan development, abnormal behavior and mental health, self-concept, emotion, motivation, learning, intelligence, perception, memory, communication, social cognition, and social behavior). Students will examine the diversity of human expression in contexts ranging from everyday modes of functioning to family and work relationships. Students are provided with a non-judgmental understanding of how culture influences human behavior and are better equipped to interact in a world where there is increasing contact among different cultures. Students will also gain knowledge in cross-cultural research methodology. SS MC (F)