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PSYC329 Cultural Psychology

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How are our psychologies shaped by culture? Addresses key themes concerning the role of culture in shaping psychological processes, with particular focus on Māori world views, and Pacific cultural contexts.

Paper title Cultural Psychology
Paper code PSYC329
Subject Psychology
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,092.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,004.75

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PSYC 210, 211 and 212
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Dr Mele Taumoepeau

Teaching staff

Dr Mele Taumoepeau


Heine, S. J. (2020). Cultural Psychology (4th International Student ed.): Norton.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should learn to

  • Recognise the key features of Cultural Psychology research
  • Understand and critique the role that cultural context plays in determining key psychological processes
  • Apply Cultural Psychology to better understand global multicultural and diversity concerns

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A2 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A3 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A5 Thursday 12:00-12:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40
A6 Friday 16:00-16:50 29, 31, 33, 36, 38, 40