Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYC 224 - Cultural Psychology

Study of psychological principles, theory, and research through exploration of cultural differences and similarities, both within and across cultures. Topics include the interplay between culture and developmental processes, cognition, emotion, communication, gender, personality development, psychopathology, and social behavior. PREREQUISITE(S): A grade of C or better in PSYC 102 , or consent of department. Three hours each week. Formerly PY 224.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Define, identify, discuss, and demonstrate critical thinking around key terms and concepts related to culture and psychology (e.g. ethnicity, class, gender, race, religion, etc.)
  • Define, identify, and discuss research methods and be able to critically evaluate research findings concerning psychological principles and culture.
  • Describe and discuss different theoretical perspective relating to the study of culture and psychology including cultural, cross-cultural, and multicultural approaches.
  • Recognize, appreciate, and understand cultural diversity and how culture influences behavior.
  • Apply the knowledge gained to real-life situations, current events, and history.
  • Discuss the relationship between their cultural backgrounds and cultural perspectives and their behavior and mental life
  • Develop “cultural competence.”

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