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Syllabus MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY - 51998

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Last update 03-03-2015
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: Psychology

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr. Novis Deutsch

Coordinator Email: nurit.novis@gmail.com

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesdays 14:10 - 15:10

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Nurit Novis-Deutsch

Course/Module description:
The course opens with an introduction describing the general principles and main theories in cross-cultural and cultural psychology as a field of research. We then discuss several topics which bear on multi-cultural therapy (parenting, happiness, values, morality and personality. Finally we discuss directly issues of cultural diversity in the therapeutic setting, including immigration, diagnosis, psychopathology, and cultural sensitivity.

Course/Module aims:
Learning about cultural paradigms within the field of psychology both in research and in therapy.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
- Read and critique research which is not culturally sensitive.
- Analyze and assess cross cultural or cultural research.
- distinguish cultures by various dimensions.
- become a more culturally-sensitive and aware therapist.

Attendance requirements(%):
95%

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: - Frontal teaching with and without PPTs, including use of varied multimedia.
- Class discussions
- Class exercises.
- Personal reflection and introspection about cultural prejudice.
- Sharing clinical experience,
- Working in pairs and groups.

Course/Module Content:
Introduction: Between cross cultural and cultural psychology (classes 1-2),
Theoretical frameworks: Self, identity, cultural dimensions and values (classes 3-4),
Cultural differences and their impact on the individual - four case studies: personality, morality, parenting and subjective well being and how each of these may be expressed in the clinical setting(Classes 5-7)
The immigration experience and meeting immigrants in therapy. (class 8)
Psychopathology from a cultural perspective (class 9)
Multicultural therapy - some general principles to keep in mind. Examples to be discussed pertain to clients from an Arab, Russian, Ethiopian and Ultra Orthodox background.(classes 10-11)
Experiential practice of meeting people from other cultures (with Dr. Daniel Marom) - classes 12-13
Conclusion.(class 14)

Required Reading:
class 2:
Gladwell, M. (2008). Chapter 6, pp. 161-177.
Edge : What scientific idea is ready for retirement 2014? Pascal Boyer and Laura Betzig: Culture.
optional:
Griswald (2008). Culture and the cultural diamond.

class 3:
Henrich, J., Heine, S. J., & Norenzayan, A. (2010). The weirdest people in the world. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33(2-3), 61-83.

Optional:

Marcus, H. and Kitayama, S. (2003), Culture, self and the reality of the social.

class 4:
Lancy, D. F. (2007): Accounting for variability in mother-child play. American Anthropologist 112(2).
Dwairy, M. (2006) Parenting styles in Arab societies. Journal of cross-cultural psychology.

class 5:
Tseng, W.s. (1999). Culture and psychotherapy: Review and practical guidelines. Transcultural Psychiatry 36(2): 131171.

class 6:
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class 7:
Cardemil, E. V. & Battle, C. L. (2003) Guess whos coming to therapy? Getting comfortable with conversations about race and ethnicity in psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34, 278286.

class 8:
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:
Dwairy, M. (2009) Culture analysis and metaphor psychotherapy with Arab-Muslim clients

class 10:
Benish-Weisman, M., & Horenczyk, G. (2010). Cultural identity and perceived success among Israeli immigrants: An emic approach. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34, 516-526.

class 11:
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class 12:
Hess, E. (2014) The
centrality of guilt working with Ultra-Orthodox patients in Israel. The American journal of Psychoanalysis 74 , 262-279.
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Additional Reading Material:

Berry, J.W. (2002). Introduction to cross-cultural psychology. In J.W. Berry, J.H. Poortinga, M.H. Segall, & P.R. Dasen (eds.). Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications (2nd ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Kitayama, S., & Cohen, D. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of cultural psychology. Guilford Press Introduction.
Shweder, R.A. (1991). Thinking through Cultures: Expeditions in Cultural Psychology. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Kagiticibasi, C. & Poortinga, Y.H. (2000). Cross-cultural psychology: Issues and overarching themes. Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, 31 (3), 129-147.


Gelfand, M. J., Raver, J. L., Nishii, L., Leslie, L. M., Lun, J., Lim, B. C., ... & Yamaguchi, S. (2011). Differences between tight and loose cultures: A 33-nation study. Science, 332(6033), 1100-1104
Triandis, H.C. (2001). Individualism and Collectivism: Past, Present and Future. In D. Matsumoto (ed) The Handbook of Culture & Psychology (pp.35-50). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Markus H. & Kitayama, S. (2003). Culture, Self, and the Reality of the Social. Psychological inquiry 14.3-4: 277-283
Lindholm, C (1997): Does the Sociocentric Self Exist? Reflections on Markus and Kitayama's "Culture and the Self". Journal of Anthropological Research, Vol. 53, 4, 405-422.

Phinney, J. S., Berry, J. W., Vedder, P., & Liebkind, K. (2006). The Acculturation Experience: Attitudes, identities, and behaviors of immigrant youth. In: Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition: Acculturation, identity, and adaptation across national contexts, 71-116.

Schwartz, S.H. (1999). A Theory of Cultural Values and Some Implications for Work. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 48(1), 23-47.
Inglehart, R., & Baker, W. E. (2000). Modernization, cultural change, and the persistence of traditional values. American sociological review, 19-51.



Gurven, M., von Rueden, C., Massenkoff, M., Kaplan, H., & Lero Vie, M. (2013). How universal is the Big Five? Testing the five-factor model of personality variation among foragerfarmers in the Bolivian Amazon. Journal of personality and social psychology, 104(2), 354.
Hofstede, G., & McCrae, R. R. (2004). Personality and culture revisited: Linking traits and dimensions of culture. Cross-cultural research, 38(1), 52-88.

Benet-Martínez, V., & Haritatos, J. (2005). Bicultural identity integration (BII): Components and psychosocial antecedents. Journal of personality, 73(4), 1015-1050.
Berry, J. (1992). Acculturation and adaptation in a new society. International Migration Quarterly Review, 30, 69-85.
Berry, J. W., Phinney, J. S., Sam, D. L., & Vedder, P. (2006). Immigrant Youth: Acculturation, identity, and adaptation. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 55, 303-332.
Townsend, S. S., Major, B., Sawyer, P. J., & Mendes, W. B. (2010). Can the absence of prejudice be more threatening than its presence? It depends on one's worldview. Journal of personality and social psychology, 99(6), 933.
Paluck, E. L., & Green, D. P. (2009). Prejudice reduction: What works? A review and assessment of research and practice. Annual review of psychology,60, 339-367.
Graham, J., Nosek, B. A., Haidt, J., Iyer, R., Koleva, S., & Ditto, P. H. (2011). Mapping the moral domain. Journal of personality and social psychology,101(2), 366.

Fadiman, A. (2012). The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures. Farrar Straus & Giroux
Shiraev, E. & Levy, D. (2012) Chapter 9: psychological disorders. In: Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical Thinking and Contemporary Applications. 5th Edition.

Dwairy, M., Achoui, M., Abouserie, R., & Farah A. (2006). Parenting styles, individuation, and mental health of Arab adolescents: A third cross-regional research study. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 37(3), 262-272.
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Ridley, C.R., Mendoza, D.W., Kanitz, B.E., Angermeier, L., & Zenk, R. (1994). Cultural sensitivity in multicultural counseling: A perceptual schema model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 41(2), 125-136.
BenEzer, G. (2012). From Winnicotts potential space to mutual creative space: A principle for intercultural Psychotherapy. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(2) 323339.
Maples, M.F., Dupey, P., Torres-Rivera, E., Phan, L.T., Vareen, L., & Garrett, M.T. (2001). Ethnic diversity and the use of humor in counseling: Appropriate or inappropriate? Journal of Counseling & Development, 79, 53-60.
Sue, D. W. (2012). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice. John Wiley & Sons. Chapter 3: Multicultural counseling competence for minority group therapists. pp. 57-86
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Rotter, J. C., Hawley, L. D. (1998). Therapeutic approaches with immigrant families. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 6, 219-222.
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Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 80 %
Assignments 20 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

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