PSYCHOLOGY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITIES AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

PSY3CCG

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on three qualities that are essential for the citizens of the 21st century: awareness of cultural diversity, involvement with their communities, and aspiring global citizenship. This subject promotes these personal qualities by way of engaging in discussions of issues faced by individuals and groups in contemporary society by exploring three approaches - Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, and Community Psychology. Through lectures, tutorials exercises and assignments, students will develop skills to analyse cultural influences on individual's thoughts, behaviours and community practices; examine how to build culturally diverse yet cohesive communities through interventions informed by knowledge of psychology; and to explore ways for contributing to the sustainability of humanity as responsible global citizens.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmiko Kashima

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PSY1EFP AND PSY1CFP or approval from the subject coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PSY3SCB AND PSY3CSI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and analyse everyday psychological phenomena and cultural and community issues using theories and concepts of social psychology, cultural psychology, and community psychology.

Activities:
Formative Activities: Lectures; Tutorial Class Exercises. Formative and Summative Assessment: Analyse psychological concepts from Australia and another culture with regard to their similarities and differences in meanings and functions; Write a 1,500 word essay to report on the analysis. Summative: End of semester exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Apply knowledge of social psychology, cultural psychology, and community psychology in thinking about problems related to people in various communities in Australia and globally, in order to evaluate a community intervention project.

Activities:
Formative Activities: Lectures; Tutorial Class Exercises; Group Discussion. Formative and Summative Assessment: Group wiki presentation on selected topics requiring community intervention; Submit a 1,500 word research proposal to plan and evaluate a community intervention project. Summative Assessment: End of semester exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Identify the basic principles of professional ethics and cultural sensitivities when working with different cultural groups and culturally diverse communities.

Activities:
Formative Activities: Lectures; Tutorial Class Exercises. Summative Assessment: End of semester exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

04. Plan and evaluate an intervention project using the knowledge of social psychology, cultural psychology, and community psychology; communicate this in a research proposal.

Activities:
Formative Activities: Tutorial Class Exercises. Formative and Summative Assessment: Group wiki presentation; Write a 1,500 word research proposal.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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