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Cross-Cultural Psychology

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Kod przedmiotu: 2500-EN_F_57 Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 14.4 / (0313) Psychologia
Nazwa przedmiotu: Cross-Cultural Psychology
Jednostka: Wydział Psychologii
Grupy: Academic basket
Elective courses
electives for 3,4 and 5 year
Psychology of Personality, Emotions, Motivation and Individual Differences
Punkty ECTS i inne: 4.00
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

n This courses introduces students to the importance an influence of

culture on important psychological themes and domains.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Much of Psychology is still Eurocentric in its approach and in its research

findings. Such a narrow approach can limit our understanding of how

psychological processes and perceptions might actually vary across the

world and across time. In a globalised world mutual understanding and

respect have become qualities that are demanded of us all in our cross

cultural and cross societal contacts.

The question of cultural and temporal variation raises yet further

questions with regard to concepts we often take for granted – what is

‘typical’, who is ‘normal’, do others share my world view? These simple

yet challenging questions already point towards profound issues that are

fundamental to how we as people understand and communicate with one

another. The module introduces the importance of a cultural, social and

communicative context for the understanding of human behaviour and

experience. As such the rationale for this module is that it is important for

students in a modern international society to appreciate the way and

manner in which psychological processes and perceptions may differ

across cultures.

This course aims to introduce not only the major areas in which cross

cultural variations have been observed but also to the methodologies

employed in uncovering them, as well as promoting an understanding of

the issues related to universality and cultural variability in behaviour,

perception and motivation. Indeed, students will be encouraged to

challenge accepted Eurocentric explanations, interpretations,

classifications and versions of human behaviour and expression.

Remember your benefits from the module are related to the amount of

effort and engagement you show. This includes participation in all lecture

and seminar sessions and supplementing your learning by reading the

indicated support material. The lectures can only provide you with a

framework for the module content. This needs to be enhanced by your

own reading.

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Introduction

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 1, 2);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 1, 12)

2. Dimensions of culture

3. Emotion

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 8);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 7)

4. Cognition and intelligence

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 5);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 6, 9)

5. Personality

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 10);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 5)

6. Social behavior

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 13, 14);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 4)

Essay deadline

7. Organisational psychology

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 15);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 16)

8. Psychology of migration

 Berry et al. (Chapter 13)

9. Intercultural relations

 Berry et al. (Chapter 14, 15)

10. Mental health

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 11);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 17)

11. Counselling and therapy

 Matsumoto & Juang (Chapter 12);

 Berry et al. (Chapter 17)

Essential readings:

 Matsumoto, D., & Juang, L. (2013). Culture and psychology (5th ed.).

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning

 Berry, J. W., Poortinga, Y. H., Breugelmans, S. M., Chasiotis, A., & Sam,

D. L. (2011). Cross cultural psychology: Research and Applications (3rd

ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Efekty uczenia się: (tylko po angielsku)

Students acquire knowledge about the role of culture in human behavior.

They can identify and challenge traditional psychological theories that are

limited to Western culture. They also get an insight into theories and

research in cross-cultural psychology.

Metody i kryteria oceniania: (tylko po angielsku)

No more than two unexcused absences, no more than four absences are

allowed overall

and criteria

One essay of 2000 words(accounts for 40% of the final grade) from a

choice of 3 titles, and an unseen exam of 1 hour exam (accounting for

60% of the final grade ) comprising five short answer question. The

assessment strategy aims to encourage students to engage with a

particular topic area in more depth as well as acquiring an overall

appreciation of this particular field; the exam aims to assess the broader

scope of knowledge in relation to the topics covered in general.

Marking criteria:

Answer: The extent to which the answer addresses the question or


Coherence: The extent to which each statement follows on from

previous statements and the extent to which the

structure overall is coherent

Argument: The extent to which there is a convincing line of argument

running throughout the work

Evidence: The extent to which claims are supported by relevant and

appropriate published research evidence and/or

theoretical argument.

Students must respect the principles of academic integrity. Cheating and

plagiarism (including copying work from other students, internet or other

sources) are serious violations that are punishable and instructors are

required to report all cases to the administration.

Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr zimowy 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2019-10-01 - 2020-01-27
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Seminarium, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Katarzyna Lubiewska
Prowadzący grup: Katarzyna Lubiewska
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Seminarium - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Skrócony opis: (tylko po angielsku)

The aim of the seminar is to: (1) familiarize students with the concept of

culture, its operationalization in psychological studies, as well as with lack

of cultural sensitivity in research and practice; (2) foster understanding of

cross-cultural differences in various areas of psychological functioning;

and (3) foster understanding of effects of culture on psychological

processes, e.g. parenting effects on child developmental outcomes.

Pełny opis: (tylko po angielsku)

Class topics:

1. Effects of cultural “blindness” in psychological research and practice

a. Culture-bound syndromes

b. Practical problems

c. Acculturation strategies

2. The construct of culture

3. Dimensions of cross-cultural differences I

4. Dimensions of cross-cultural differences II

5. Cultural Roots of Values, Morals, and Religious Orientations

6. Communication styles across cultures

7. Culture-fit hypothesis

8. Cross-cultural differences in:

a. Intimate relationships

b. Parenting strategies

c. Personality

d. Emotions

e. Psychological disorders

9. Culture-bound syndromes and interventions

Literatura: (tylko po angielsku)

1. Effects of cultural “blindness” in psychological research and practice

a. Culture-bound syndromes

b. Practical problems

c. Acculturation strategies

Berry, J. W., Poortinga, Y. H., Segal, M. H., & Dasen, P. R. (Eds) (2007).

Cross-cultural psychology. Research and applications. Cambridge, UK:

Cambridge University Press (Chapter 13).

2. The construct of culture

Poortinga, Y. (2015). Is “ Culture ” a Workable Concept for ( Cross- )

Cultural Psychology ?, 2, 1–21.

3. Dimensions of cross-cultural differences I

Oyserman, D., & Lee, S. W. S. (2008). Does culture influence what

and how we think? Effects of priming individualism and collectivism.

Psychological Bulletin, 134(2), 311–42.


4. Dimensions of cross-cultural differences II

Gelfand, M. J., Raver, J. L., Nishii, L., Leslie, L. M., Lun, J., Lim, B. C., …

Yamaguchi, S. (2011). Differences Between Tight and Loose Cultures:

A 33-Nation Study. Science, 332(6033), 1100–1104.


5. Cultural Roots of Values, Morals, and Religious Orientations

Trommsdorff, G. (2015). Cultural Roots of Values , Morals , and

Religious Orientations in Adolescent Development, (September).


6. Communication styles across cultures

Smith, P. B. (2011). Communication styles as dimensions of national

culture. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42(2), 216–233.


7. Culture-fit hypothesis

Friedman, M., Rholes, W. S., Simpson, J., Bond, M., Diaz-Loving, R., &

Chan, C. (2010). Attachment avoidance and the cultural fit

hypothesis: A cross-cultural investigation. Personal Relationships,

17(1), 107–126. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2010.01256.x

8. Cross-cultural differences in intimate relationships

Kito, M., Yuki, M., & Thomson, R. (2017). Relational mobility and

close relationships: A socioecological approach to explain crosscultural

differences. Personal Relationships, 24(1), 114–130.


9. Cross-cultural differences in parenting strategies

Stewart, S. M., & Bond, M. H. (2002). A critical look at parenting

research from the mainstream: Problems uncovered while adapting

Western research to non-Western cultures, 379–392.

Lui, P. P., & Rollock, D. (2013). Tiger Mother: Popular and

Psychological Scientific Perspectives on Asian Culture and Parenting.

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 83(4), 450–456.


10. Cross-cultural differences in developmental outcomes of parenting


Lansford, J. E., Godwin, J., Al-Hassan, S. M., Bacchini, D., Bornstein,

M. H., Chang, L., … Zelli, A. (2018). Longitudinal associations

between parenting and youth adjustment in twelve cultural groups:

Cultural normativeness of parenting as a moderator. Developmental

Psychology, 54(2), 362–377. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000416

11. Cross-cultural differences in personality

Cheung, F. M., van de Vijver, F. J. R., & Leong, F. T. L. (2011). Toward

a new approach to the study of personality in culture. The American

Psychologist, 66(7), 593–603. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0022389

12. Cross-cultural differences in emotions

Shiraev, E. B. & Levy, D.A. (2010). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical

thinking and contemporary applications. Boston, MA: Pearson

(Chapter 6).

13. Cross-cultural differences in psychological disorders

Shiraev, E. B. & Levy, D.A. (2010). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical

thinking and contemporary applications. Boston, MA: Pearson

(Chapter 9).

14. Culture-bound syndromes and interventions


Uwagi: (tylko po angielsku)

Prerequisites Completed course on social psychology.

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