University of Victoria
Psychology 391Course Syllabus
Week 1 - Jan 3 Overview
Week 2 - Jan 8 - 10 Introduction & History of Psychology and Culture
(1) Berry, Poortinga, Brugelmans, Chasiotis &Sam (2011)
- Chapter 1
Introduction to Cross-Cultural psychology.
In J.W.Berry, Y.H. Poortinga, S. Brugelmans, A. Chasiotis & D.Sam Cross-cultural
psychology: Research and applications (3rd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(2) Jahoda, G. & Krewer, B. (1997). History of cross-cultural and cultural psychology.
In J. Berry, et al. (Eds.) Handbook of cross-cultural psychology. 2nd Edition, Vol. 1.
Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Week 3 - Jan 15 - 17 Perspectives, Theories and Methods Across Psychology & Culture
- (3) Shweder, R.A. (1991). Cultural Psychology: What is it? In
R.A. Shweder's Thinking through cultures: expeditions in Cultural Psychology.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
- (4) Kim, U. Yang & Hwang (2006). Ch1 Contributions to
Indigenous and cultural psychology: Understanding people in contexts. In
Kim, Yang & Hwang (eds.) Indigenous and Cultural psychology: Understanding
people in Context. New York: Springer.
- (5) Tonks, R.G. (2012). Cross-Cultural psychology:
Overview. In T. Teo (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer
Week 4 - Jan 22 & 24 Self
and Identity across Cultures
- (6) Paranjpe, A.C. (1998). The self and identity in Indian and western thought. New York: Plenum.
Chapter 2 Person, Self and Identity.
- Jan 29 - 31 Self,
Identity & Personality
- (7) Triandis, H. (1995). The self and social behaviour in
Differing Cultural Contexts. In N.R. Goldberger & J.B. Veroff (Eds.)
The culture and psychology Reader. NY: NYU
Week 6 - Feb 5 - 7 - Myths, Customs and Cosmologies
- (8) Campbell, J. (1972). Ch 3 The Importance of Rites.
Myths to live by: How we re-create legends in our daily lives to release
human potential. New York: Penguin.
Week 7 - Feb 12 - 14
Mythology and Review
- (9) Hedva, B. (2001). Chapter 1 Journey from Betrayal to
trust: A universal rite of passage. In Betrayal, trust, and
Forgiveness: A guide to emotional healing and self-renewal. Celestial Arts:
Week 8 - Reading Break
Week 9 - Feb 26 - 28
Midterm & Introduction to Acculturation
(10) Sam, D. (2006) Acculturation:
Conceptual background and core components. Chapter 2 In J.W. Berry & D.L. Sam (Eds.)
Handbook of Acculturation Psychology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Week 10 - Mar 5 - 7
Acculturation continued . . .
- (11) Phinney,
J.S., Berry, J.W., Vedder, P. & Leibkind, P.(2006). Ch 4 The acculturative experience: Attitudes,
identities and behaviours of Immigrant Youth. In J.W. Berry, J.S. Phinney,
D.L. Sam & P.Vedder (Eds.)
Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition: Acculturation, identity
and Adaptation across national contexts. New York: Lawrence Earlbaum &
Week 11 - Mar 12 - 14 Health Psychology Across Cultures
(12) Aboud, F.E.
(1998). Introduction to Health psychology in global perspective. Thousand Oaks, Sage.
(13) Karazian, S. & Evans, D. (2001) Ch 1 Health Psychology from a cultural perspective:
Theoretical Considerations. In Kazarian, S. & Evans, D. (Eds.) Handbook of Cultural
Health Psychology. New York: Academic Press.
(14) Zhu, H. Z. (2001) CH 1 - A tree with ancient roots: defining
traditional Chinese Medicine. Building a Jade Screen: Better Health with
Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Week 12 Mar 19 - 21 Culture and Psychological Disorders
TBA reading (15)
Week 13 Mar 26 - 28 - Multicultural Counselling &
- (16) Draguns, J. (2002) Ch 2 Universal and Cultural
Aspects of Counselling and Therapy. Counselling Across Cultures. New
- (17) Amir, Y. (1998) The contact hypothesis in intergroup relations. Chapt 33 in W.Loner & R.Malpass (Eds.)
Psychology and Culture. Allyn & Bacon.
- (18) Paranjpe, A.C. (1986). The identity Theory of Prejudice: A perspective from
the intellectual tradition of India. In A.C. Paranjpe (Ed.) Ethnic Identities
and Prejudices: Perspectives from the Third World. New York: Brill.
Week 14 Apr 2 - 4 - Music, Culture, and
Music Project View
past music projects, but be ready to submit your music for this year's
version along with a
paragraph or two regarding the cultural significance of that piece of music.
Before March 28. Also see
psychology 275 - Music
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