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PSY3211 Cultural Issues in Psychology
Credit Points: 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
The unit will provide students with an introduction to cultural issues in psychology. We will draw on theoretical frameworks and concepts from cross-cultural and cultural psychology to critically explore psychology's cultural roots. The role of culture, worldview, and other contextual factors in shaping realities, and subsequently adaptations to contexts, will be considered. Major aims of the course will be to explore our own cultural makeup and to promote the development of a psychology that is sensitive to cultural diversity. For example, we may investigate how cultural and ecological factors impact on the wellbeing of indigenous, migrant, and refugee groups, and consider the potential roles of psychologists in improving the quality of life for these groups.

This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
E95Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
M33Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)/Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
E37Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004