Propedeuse-course Personality, Clinical and Health Psychology or similar course.
This course addresses a psychological perspective on culture, health, disease and health care. Attention will be paid to cultural aspects of core psychological concepts and models.
After the course students
Have an understanding of cultural aspects related to personality, psychopathology, stress, pain and illness.
Have an understanding of cultural differences in health beliefs, lifestyles and health.
Have an understanding of communication between health care professionals and migrant patients and the use of healthcare facilities.
Cross-cultural Psychology of Health and Illness (2012-2013):
Mode of instruction
7 lectures, during 7 weeks, 3 hours per lecture.
Lecture 1: Cultural prejudice and personality and culture
Lecture 2: Emotion, motivation and culture
Lecture 3: Stress in migrants and cultural aspects of pain
Lecture 4: Culture, body-image, lifestyle and health
Lecture 5: Development, health and culture
Lecture 6: Culture and psychopathology
Lecture 7: Culture and somatic health care
1 Presentation session at the end of the course (presence required)
Exam with 3 (out of 4) open question (70% of endgrade), and a groupassignment consisting of a paper and presentation on a specific topic related to the course (see Blackboard). The groupassignment is 30% of the endgrade.
From January 1, 2006 the Faculty of Social Sciences has instituted the Ephorus system to be used by instructors for the systematic detection of plagiarism in students’ written work. Please see the information concerning fraud .
Information on blackboard.leidenuniv.nl
Shiraev, E.B. & Levy, D.A. (2010). Cross-cultural Psychology; Critical thinking and contemporary applications (International edition). Boston, MA; Allly and Bacon/ Pearson.
A set of articles (see Blackboard)
Registration for the (re)exam is not automatic. Students, who haven’t registered, cannot participate in the (re)exam
You have to enroll for each course separately.
- Read more on the electives (in Dutch)
Clinical, Health and Neuropsychology, room 2B43,
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