PHS PHS380 - Cross-Cultural Psychology

(Credits: 3)

This course studies psychology from various cultural perspectives with a view to identifying patterns of behavior that are universal and those that are culturally specific.  The course looks at the extent to which American research findings apply to other societies and where such research fails to explain the behavior of other cultures.  Also examined will be issues that arise in cross-cultural encounters and the methods students can develop to facilitate cross-cultural communication and constructive engagement with individuals from different cultures.