Are Individuals the Same in the East and West? Cultural Differences in Social Psychological Processes

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Are Individuals the Same in the East and West? Cultural Differences in Social Psychological Processes

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Psychology, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A background in Social Psychology and Research Methods may prove helpful, but it is not compulsory.

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    We live in a world defined by cultural diversity, and, thus, multicultural experiences and identities have become a regular component of many individuals? lives. Cultural psychology has uncovered that culture plays crucial roles in psychological processes: patterns of individual behavior and underlying psychological processes are shaped within specific cultural contexts.
    The course aims to examine how topics fundamental to psychology?identity and social relations, the self, cognition, emotion and motivation, and development?are influenced by cultural meanings and practices. The goal is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts.

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