PSY 217 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Prerequisite: PSY 100

An exploration of the emerging field of cross-cultural psychology, this course will provide a critical and comparative study of cultural effects on human psychology. We will focus on the linkages between cultural norms and behavior and the ways in which particular human activities are influenced by different, sometimes dissimilar, social and cultural forces. Through this process students will gain a better understanding and appreciation of psychological universals (phenomena common to people of many cultures), as well as the breadth and depth of diversity in human thought and behavior across the world.


1 Course Credit