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PSY 385 Cross-Cultural Psychology

What does psychology look like outside of the USA, Canada, and Europe? Can western psychological theories, methods and findings provide accurate understandings of people in other cultures? How might a psychologist best understand people from cultures other than one's own? How is 'indigenous' psychology developing in countries across the world and what do they contribute to our understanding of basic psychological development and functioning? We will seek to address these questions in the course by comparing US/Canadian/European cultures and psychologies with those of Japan, India, China, Southeast Asia, Ghana, Taiwan and other places around the world. Prerequisite: successful completion of PSY 101, PSY 110 or 111 with a C or better. Fall.