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PSY1030 Cross-Cultural and Indigenous Psychology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Psychology
Version produced : 24 April 2014

Synopsis

This course focuses on cross-cultural and specifically Indigenous Australian psychology, exploring both those areas that are common to all humans and those that differ across people from various geographical regions, with different racial and ethnic identities, and from various other cultural groups. As cross-cultural research is increasingly influencing broad aspects of the practice of psychology, the course will cover the various findings to date and explore how cultural factors impact upon human emotion and behaviour, specifically including cognition, social functioning and development, personality and mental health, amongst other sub-disciplines. Students, including non-psychology students, will develop their personal and professional understanding and awareness of cultural variables in order to help prepare them for further training and development. A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed, including a number of practical and interactive exercises to help students apply new knowledge and practise new skills.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 External
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2013 External