Cultural Psychology

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Cultural Psychology
Fall 2022
Taught By: Thomas Vance
Section: A

CRN: 11738

Credits: 3

Fundamental to cultural psychology is the assumption that culture and mind make up one another. Because culture and mind are intertwined and cannot be neatly separated, any attempt to understand the mind must give serious consideration to cultural context. Research conducted from a cultural psychology perspective has illuminated how diverse socio-cultural contexts produce fascinating variability in emotion, reasoning, and even basic perception. The primary goal of this course is to study the principles, methods, major findings, and importance (both theoretical and practical) of cultural psychology. The course examines cultural influences on how individuals think, feel, and behave. Drawing on psychological, anthropological, and sociolinguistic work, attention is given to cross-cultural and within-culture variation in psychological functioning. Topics addressed include motivation, morality, self-concept, and social cognition.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:18pm EST 1/29/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022