|Short Description:||CrossCultural & Indigenous Psy|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Counselling|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090701 - Psychology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
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.