Cultural Psychology: How Different Cultures Think

All humans have similar brains and minds but cultures display very different ways of looking at the world. Join us in this exploration of the fascinating world of Cross-Cultural Psychology and its research into the nature of social, rather than individual, cognition. We will examine how people from different traditions see, taste, understand and communicate differently. In fact, research suggests that depending on one’s cultural background, people experience physical sensations and other basic feelings in fundamentally different ways. This course will provide you with tools to think about what it means to interact with people from a different culture in a manner that is informed by groundbreaking research. This has important implications on the way we understand the work of international NGO’s, advertisers, diplomats, educators and many other types of specialization.

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