PSYCHOLOGY OF CULTURE, COMMUNITIES AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
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Credit points: 15
This subject will explore the influence of culture on both individuals and communities. Students will develop the skills to analyse cultural impacts on thoughts, emotions, and behavioural processes though lectures on cultural psychology and tutorial exercises. The subject will also introduce social psychological frameworks that aid understanding of how to build culturally diverse yet cohesive communities. Tutorial exercises will provide students with opportunities to explore how to put the basic knowledge into practice when considering issues concerning cultural diversity in communities. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognise the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.
SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health
Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites PSY1EFP AND PSY1CFP or approval from the subject coordinator.
Incompatible subjects PSY3SCB AND PSY3CSI
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Describe and analyse everyday psychological processes and experiences by using theories and concepts of social and cultural psychology.
- 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 750 word essay to report on the analysis. Summative: End of semester exam.
02. Apply knowledge of social and cultural psychology to analyse and explore solutions for issues associated with cultural diversities in communities in Australia.
- 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
03. Identify the basic principles of professional ethics and cultural sensitivities when working with different cultural groups and culturally diverse communities.
- Formative Activities: Lectures; Tutorial Class Exercises. Summative Assessment: End of semester exam
04. Design an intervention project using the knowledge of social and cultural psychology; communicate this in a research proposal.
- Formative Activities: Tutorial Class Exercises. Formative and Summative Assessment: Group wiki presentation; Write a 1,500 word research proposal.
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