PSY 409 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Cross Cultural Psychology
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSY 409
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to explore the effects of culture on different areas of psychology, especially on clinical psychology. In order to achieve this aim, this course will first explore how culture, ethnicity, and gender influence personality, emotions, motivation, and intelligence, as well as how they relate to the experience and expression of psychological disorders.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Define cultural and cross-cultural psychology.
  • Recognize about cross cultural variations.
  • Investigate ethnocentric thinking, thinking biases and stereotypes.
  • Recognize culture specific psychopathologies.
  • Apply methodology of cross cultural psychology research.
  • Identify the factors related to the mental health of special groups such as refugees and immigrants.
Course Content In this course the influence of culture on several areas of psychology, especially on the field of clinical psychology, would be explored. The influence of the experiences of disadvantaged groups on mental health would be discussed throughout the semester.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Understanding crosscultural psychology Chapter 1. Understanding Cross Cultural Psychology
2 Methodology of Cross-Cultural Research Chapter 2. Methodology of Cross-Cultural Research
3 Critical Thinking in Cross-Cultural Psychology Chapter 3. Critical Thinking in Cross-Cultural Psychology
4 Cognition, Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness Chapter 4. Cognition, Sensation, Perception, and States of Consciousness
5 Intelligence Chapter 5. Intelligence
6 Emotion Chapter 6. Emotion
7 Motivation and Behavior Chapter 7. Motivation and Behavior
8 Human Development and Socialization Chapter 8. Human Development and Socialization
9 Psychological Disorders Chapter 9. Psychological Disorders
10 Social Perception and Social Cognition Chapter 10. Social Perception and Social Cognition
11 Social Interaction Chapter 11. Social Interaction
12 Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Some Highlights Chapter 12. Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology: Some Highlights
13 Presentation
14 Presentation
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Shiraev, E. & Levy David (2007). Crosscultural Psychology, 3rd Edition. Boston: Pearson Education.
References Power Point Sunumları / Power Point PresentationsKitayama, S. & Cohen, D. (2007). Handbook of cultural psychology. New York: Guilford Press.Price, W. F. & Crapo, R. H. (2002). Crosscultural Perspectives. Canada: Thomson LearningRack, P ( 2002). Race, Culture, and Mental Disorder. Tavistock Publications Limited. Adler, L. L. & Gielen, U.P. (2001). CrossCultural Topics in Psychology. Praeger Publishers.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
3
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
150

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to assess psychological concepts and perspectives, interpret and evaluate data using scientific methods X
2 To be able to develop a curiosity and interest towards the mind and its phenomena, to possess a sense of critical and scientific reflexion and ability to analyze new information. X
3 Ability to make use of theoretical and applied knowledge in local and global levels. X
4 To have a basic knowledge of other disciplines that can contribute to psychology and to be able to make use of this knowledge X
5 To possess and value societal, scientific and ethical principles in collecting, interpreting and publishing psychological data X
6 To have knowledge of how psychology is positioned as a scientific discipline from a historical perspective, and to know with what methods it views behavioural and mental processes X
7 To be able to distinguish between the emphases of fundamental theories and perspectives of psychology (behavioural, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, humanistic, psychodynamic and sociocultural) and compare and express their differences and similarities, contributions and limitations X
8 The competence to share psychological knowledge based and qualitative and quantitative data with experts and lay people, using effective communication skills X
9 To have the awareness of interpersonal and societal problems and phenomena and adopt this awareness in psychological problems and researches. X
10 Competence to make use of applied and theoretical psychological knowledge to make contributions to industrial development and provide solutions to problems X
11 To possess essential knowledge of techniques and instrumentation for psychological measurement and evaluation X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest