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Culture, Cognition, and Motivation
PSYC 312
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

This seminar aims to provide an in-depth exploration of research and theory in cultural psychology that focuses on cognitive and motivational processes. Students are introduced to recent cross-cultural literature (e.g., comparing North Americans and East Asians) to learn culturally divergent psychological tendencies such as self-views, values, reasoning, attention, as well as various motivational factors that regulate people's thoughts and behaviors. We will also examine how such different psychological tendencies are interrelated to each other, how they are functional within a given cultural context, how they are fostered and transmitted through generations, as well as their historical origins.

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
This seminar requires students' active participation in class discussions. Students are expected to present and elaborate their ideas in front of an audience as well as to take a turn to be a discussion leader who organizes, facilitates, and summarizes discussions. Students also write weekly reaction papers and a final paper, which will provide students with an opportunity to improve their writing skills.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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