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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2004

PSY 365M • Cross-Cultural Psychology-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40125 W
4:00 PM-7:00 PM
SEA 2.108
MERRITT

Course Description

This course will examine culture, cultural forms, and psychological research from a cross-cultural perspective. It will be taught as a seminar with class discussion and group activities, blending theory and application to develop an academic and personal understanding of culture and its effects on behavior. Topics include: Ethnocentrism (single reality worldview) and ethnorelativism (multiple realities); Culture shock and adaptation; Values and their socialization, Dimensions of national culture; Culture research methods; and intercultural communication. Activities include in-class simulations, fieldwork, group projects, and case studies.

Grading Policy

Course requirements include a research paper, several short papers, peer critiques, and a quiz. The course uses a non-traditional method of assessment called The Learning Record. Extensive details, including grading criteria and examples of students' work can be found at http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~syverson/olr. 

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