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University of Toronto Scarborough
Michael Inzlicht

PSYC14 – Cross-Cultural Psychology Course Syllabus Fall 2012 Instructors: Diane Mangalindan Michelle Hilscher [email protected] [email protected] HW302 416-287-7448 SW142C Office Hour: Office Hour: Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 pm Thursdays 4:00-5:00 pm or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Nicholas Hobson Olivia Podolak [email protected] [email protected] Office Hour: Office Hour: TBD TBD Overview: This course explores the intersection between psychology and culture. It will establish a foundation by describing universal psychological processes that define all cultures. Cultural specificity will also be considered by emphasizing the role that learning shapes our modes of being in the world. Key topics that will be considered in a cross-cultural context in this course include language and development; cognition, emotion and health of the body; social and personality psychology; and abnormal psychology. Objectives: By the end of this course you should be able to: - Define culture and exemplify this concept through the use of examples. - Compare and contrast research methods that might be used to complete a cross-cultural study. - Explain how enculturation, socialization and cultural learning may occur via parenting, peer contact, education, and religion. - Compare and contrast theories of attachment and cognitive development as they pertain to culture. - Identify cognitive and emotional processes that are universal cross-culturally and distinguish them from ones that differ cross-culturally. - Identify cultural influences on physical and mental health. - Summarize the sides of the debate related to personality models and culture. - Distinguish between different cultural definitions of the self, the in-group, and the out-group. Class Dates: Thursdays, September 13, 2012 – November 29, 2012, 2 – 4pm, Room SY110 Required Readings: Textbook: Matsumoto & Juang’s 5 Edition of Culture & Psychology. Other Resources: Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome in this course. In particular, if you have a disability/health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the AccessAbility Services Office as soon as possible. I will work with you and AccessAbility Services to ensure you can achieve your learning goals in this course. Enquiries are confidential. The UTSC AccessAbility Services staff (located in S302) are available by appointment to assess specific needs, provide referrals and arrange appropria
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