Culture, Cognition, and Motivation|
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.
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.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Selected journal articles and book chapters.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly reaction papers, oral presentation, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This seminar requires students to have some basic knowledge of cultural psychology and statistics as they will read advanced journal articles in cross-cultural psychology. Their background in cultural psychology and statistics will be evaluated by the instructor. Preference will be given to those who have taken PSYC261 or PSYC265 and a statistics course.
|Instructor(s): Imada,Toshie Times: ..T.... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: JUDD113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
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