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PSY3217 Cultural Issues in Psychology
Credit Points: 15
PSY1101 Introduction to Psychology
The unit introduces students to cultural issues in psychology. We will draw on theoretical frameworks and concepts from cross-cultural and cultural psychology to critically examine psychology's cultural roots and to examine the ways in which culture influences psychological functioning. The role of culture, worldview, and other contextual factors in shaping realities and 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.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K34Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
K58Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Psychological Science
K67Bachelor of Psychological Science
MABUUSDeveloping Sustainable Communities Major
MIAADMPsychology Minor
DMAAABPsychology and English Double Major
DMAAAAPsychology and Writing Double Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014