|授業科目名||Lecture(Cultural psychology)／Special Lecture(Cultural psychology)|
|科目の目的・到達目標||This course aims to build on a number of basic psychological concepts covered in the introductory psychology [taught during the spring semester], from the perspective of cultural psychology. Accordingly, students who are interested in taking this cultural psychology course during the autumn semester will have ideally completed the introductory psychology course in the spring semester.|
|授業の概要||Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes.
Cultural psychology is the recently emerging discipline that investigates to what extent are human behaviour and mental processes universals and to what extent are they shaped by culture. Retackling many of the basic psychological concepts introduced within the introductory psychology course, this cultural psychology course seeks to highlight the important contribution of cultural psychology to psychology in general by challenging psychologists to strive for more complete and richer explanations of the complexities of human behaviour and mental processes, not just as they may function within one culture, but as they function within all cultures.
Thus, this course seeks to foster a deeper appreciation for the mutual constitution of culture and mind by reconsidering some of the fundamental concepts of psychology. In particular, it re-examines in greater detail some central theories of psychology, such as self and personality, emotions and motivation, thinking and language, and social interactions. In demonstrating how behaviour and mental processes must be examined within the cultural context, the course also aims to encourage students to reflect on how their behaviour and mental processes are culturally-bound.
|授業計画||Class 1: Introduction to course and to cultural psychology
Class 2: Cultural psychology perspective
Class 3: Cultural psychology methodology
Class 4: Development
Class 5: Self and personality
Class 6: Motivations
Class 7: Morality
Class 8: Emotions
Class 9: Cognition
Class 10: Linguistic relativism
Class 11: Mental health
Class 12: Social issues
Class 13: Living in multicultural worlds
Class 14: Conclusion
|評価方法||・ Key concept review 20%
・ Two reports (1000 words) 40%
・ Examination 40%
Note: Students who are absent four times or more during the semester will receive an F grade.
|テキスト・参考文献等||No textbook is assigned for this course: The instructor will provide materials.|
|授業外の学習活動||Students are required to spend sufficient time each week on preparing for the classes, including preparing for the key concept review activity for the previous lecture and preparing for each lecture by looking over the lecture presentation slides in advance, in order to gain the most benefit from the lecture-style classes. Students are also expected to schedule in appropriate time for preparing the report assignments over the semester.|