Advanced Cultural Psychology: Culture in the Mind, Brain and Behavior

PSY 706S

This course reviews the field on cultural psychology through discussion of 1) different theoretical perspectives, 2) cultural variations in mentality, focusing on several substantive domains (e.g., self, cognition, emotion, and motivation) 3) biological foundations of culture and 4) varieties of culture including religion, honor, and social class. The course will combine an overview of cultural psychology with focus on recent developments in neuroscience. Beyond requirements in the parallel undergraduate course, graduate students in this course are required to write a multi-study research proposal, lead discussions individually, and submit 1-page single spaced reaction papers weekly. Instructor permission is required for students outside Psychology & Neuroscience.


Prerequisite: Reserved for Psychology and Neuroscience PhD students

Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring