A study of the issues and influences related to gender, sexual orientation, and the major racial/ethnic and cultural groups in the United States and how they affect theoretical and research paradigms in psychology and clinical and counseling practices. The course expands the students' frame of reference concerning human diversity and applies this knowledge to counseling and research issues in psychology.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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- Describe the purpose of the field of cross-cultural psychology and its implications for the field of psychology.
- Analyze the role of research methods within cross-cultural psychology and its application to the field of psychology as a whole.
- Define the concept of culture and its relationship to ethnicity, race, and worldviews.
- Describe enculturation in developmental and social theories.
- Describe the impact of culture on attachment, cognitive, and moral reasoning developmental models.
- Evaluate varying interpretations of developmental models across cultures.
- Identify measurements of intelligence.
- Explain the impact of culture on models related to attention, sensation, and perception.
- Describe the relationship between culture and language development models.
- Describe the differences in the development and interpretation of social behavior across cultures.
- Analyze the concept of universal emotions based on research findings.
- Interpret psychological symptoms given the cultural norms.
- Evaluate differences in key cultural traditions across cultures and how intergroup relations impact them.
- Describe key individual factors that are predictive of physical well-being.
- Describe the interpretation of personality theory across cultures.
- Analyze cultural research-based models that help explain organizational culture.
- Apply models of personality, individual differences, and gender to the work environment.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-354-1800.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
- PSY/203 – Foundations of Psychology or equivalent
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