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PSYC 250 Cross Cultural Psychology • 5 Cr.

Description:

Examines psychological theories and research from a cross-cultural perspective. Students discuss the impact of culture on cognition, development, emotion, motivation, sex roles, disorders, group behavior, conflict, stereotyping, and prejudice.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe the ways in which culture, beliefs, values, the environment, and behavior interact.
  • Identify ethnocentrism in psychological thought, theory, and research methods, and suggest means for reducing bias in the study of human behavior.
  • Demonstrate respect for the wide diversity of human behavior as well as a knowledge of the common threads and values.
  • Explain the relevance of psychology and other disciplines (such as anthropology and sociology) in understanding human behavior from a global perspective.
  • Describe how culture and the environment might be important variables in situations one expects to encounter.
  • Demonstrate competencies in functioning in a diverse society, thus making cross-cultural interactions more productive and enjoyable.
  • Apply concepts from the course to events and everyday behavior of people from other cultures.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000