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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Cultural Psychology
    Subject Psychology
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
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    PSYC 210, 211 and 212
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music, Science

    Teaching staff

    Dr Marea Colombo


    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


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


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    A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42


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    A2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 30-35, 37-41
    A3 Thursday 12:00-12:50 30-35, 37-41
    A4 Friday 16:00-16:50 30-35, 37-41
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