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Fried, Stephen B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1998
Describes a special topics course in American popular psychology. Course objectives are to trace the history of the popularization of psychology in America; discuss the efforts of William James, G. Stanley Hall, and others; and evaluate the quality of various examples of popular psychology. (MJP)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Course Content, Cultural Context, Cultural Influences
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Enns, Carolyn Zerbe – Teaching of Psychology, 1994
Describes limitations of a Western, individualistic perspective on psychological theory. Summarizes research and theory regarding how personality may be shaped differentially by individualistic and collectivist cultures. Describes strategies for teaching about the impact of culture on personality. (CFR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Cognitive Psychology, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Goldstein, Susan B. – Teaching of Psychology, 1995
Recommends ways that cross-cultural content can be effectively presented in general psychology courses. Includes avoiding the marginalization of cross-cultural materials and perspectives, using accurate terminology to make cross-cultural comparisons, and raising awareness about bias within the cross-cultural literature. Offers relevant examples…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism
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Sommer, Robert; Sommer, Barbara A. – Teaching of Psychology, 1991
Discusses the teaching of psychology at the Tallinn Pedagogical Institute in Estonia (Soviet Union). Suggests that teaching occurs without textbooks, library books, handouts, copying machines, or office meetings with students. Reports that students' views of intergroup relations were unlike the views of Western students. Concludes that much of…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Educational Resources, Foreign Countries