07062011_01_Introduction%2C+Concept+of+Culture%2C+Race+and+Ethnicity-1

07062011_01_Introduction%2C+Concept+of+Culture%2C+Race+and+Ethnicity-1

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CULTURAL   PSYCHOLOGY Session D, Summer 2011  Xiaowei Lu, Ph.D Department of Psychology University of California, Berkeley An American Cultural Course
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The purpose and approaches: • The purpose of this course is to help students gain a  better appreciation for the ways in which human cultures  and human psyche interact, and to enhance your ability  to deal with and understand variations in human  behavior across cultures, racial groups and ethnic groups. Two different and complementary approaches: Within-cultural comparison Cross-cultural comparison 3 Cultural Psychology
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Course Goals: Have higher sensitivity to American cultural  variations and cross-cultural issues. Learn some basic methods and findings of  cultural psychology. Provide research evidence, information and  resources of cultural psychology in applied  domain. After completion this course, you should be able  to read cultural psychology papers. 4
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Course Requirements: • Required Textbook: Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States. Sage  Publications, CA. http://www.sagepub.com/organistapeg/study/index.htm • Recommended Complementary Reading: (4th Ed) California: Wadsworth. 5
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Course Requirements: Required Additional Readings and reaction  papers: https://bspace.berkeley.edu/ Web Exercise Lecture PowerPoint slides 6
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Grading Summary of Evaluation:     Exam 1    25%     Exam 2      25%     Exam 3      25%     Reaction Paper and Class Attendance 15%        Web Exercise 10%     Extra points from experiment participation     -------------------------------------------------------     Total Possible Points: 100% + Extra points 7
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Weekly Topics: Week 1:  What is Cultural Psychology? Week 2:  Cultural Dimensions, Cultural Identity Development, and  Acculturation Week 3:  Research Topics (I) and Methodological Concerns Week 4:  Research Topics (II): Cultures and Social Perception Week 5:  Applied Issues (I): Cultures and Intergroup relationship,  communication, and stereotype  Week 6:  Applied Issues (II): Cultures and Organizational Behavior,  Academic Performance, and Health 8
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Questions? 9
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Left side of the class room Group A Right side of the class room Group B 10
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Right side of the class room Group B 13
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Whole class 15
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