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2016-2017 Catalogue 
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PSYC 29909 - Multicultural Psychology

Course Credit: 1
As people, we function in environments we share with others. In those contexts, we learn about what it means to be and how to behave as members of a group or groups. Cultural psychology, a newer area of psychology, focuses on human thought and behavior within these cultural contexts. In Multicultural Psychology, we will review how researchers have conceptualized culture and its impact on individuals. From there, we will spend time reading, discussing, and writing about research that emphasizes the influence of culture on different groups (immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities) and towards various outcomes (e.g., mental health, identity, and language). We will pay special attention to what happens when people from different cultures interact with each other, both in the U.S. and in global contexts. Prerequisite(s): PSYC 10000  [HSS]