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Macro Cultural PsychologyA Political Philosophy of Mind$

Carl Ratner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195373547

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373547.001.0001

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(p.475) Appendix A A Curriculum of Courses in Cultural Psychology

(p.475) Appendix A A Curriculum of Courses in Cultural Psychology

Macro Cultural Psychology
Oxford University Press

  1. 1. Introduction to Cultural Psychology

    • Historical and Philosophical Origins

    • Relation to Mainstream Psychology

    • Vygotsky’s Cultural-Historical Psychology

    • Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Psychology

    • James Mark Baldwin’s Psychological Theory

    • Psychological Anthropology: Shweder, Geertz, Mauss, Mead, Boas

    • History of Mentalities

    • French Cultural Psychology-Philosophy: Wallon, Seve, Politzert, Moscovici

    • Sociology: Durkheim, Marx, Bourdieu

    • Activity Theory

    • Symbolic Interactionism

    • Approaches to Cultural Psychology

    • Macro Cultural Psychology

    • Micro Cultural Psychology

    • Cross-Cultural Psychology

    • Indigenous Psychology

  2. 2. Levels of Culture and Their Corresponding Psychology

    • General Features of Culture and Psychology – Cooperation, Language, and Psychology

    • Macro Culture and Psychology

    • Concrete Macro Culture and Psychology: Individualistic Self and Capitalism

    • Psychology of Oppression

    • Sociology of ignorance

    • Epistemology of ignorance

    • Psychology of Concrete Cultural Factors: Consumer Psychology

  3. 3. Cultural Psychology of:

    • Emotions

    • Perception

    • Cognition

    • Memory

    • Personality/Self

    • Needs

    • Mental Illness

    • Sexuality

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  5. 4. Cultural Psychology of Developmental Processes

    • Natural Infantile Processes and Higher, Cultural, Psychological Processes

    • Socialization/Acculturation of Psychological Phenomena: Family and Macro Cultural Factors (Social Class, Immigration)

  6. 5. Comparative Psychology of Animal and Human Behavior from The Perspective of Cultural Psychology

    • Biological Processes that underlie the differences between human and animal behavior

  7. 6. Humans’ Social Biology

    • Culture, Biology, Psychology

    • Cortical Plasticity versus Cortical Localization

    • Genes, Hormones, Neurotransmitters, and Psychology

    • Evolutionary Psychology

  8. 7. Research Methods and Philosophy of Science (One or Two Courses)

    • Epistemological and Ontological Assumptions of Research Methods

    • Qualitative methodology

    • Hermeneutics

    • Grounded Theory

    • Phenomenology

    • Ethnography

    • Discourse Analysis

    • Interviewing

    • Experimentation

    • Selective utilization of positivistic methodology within qualitative methodology

    • Eclecticism

    • Dialectical Systems Theory

    • Critical Realism, objectivism

    • Naïve Realism

    • Empiricism-Positivism

    • Subjectivism

    • Postmodernism

  9. 8. Psychological Intervention from The Perspective of Cultural Psychology

    • Counseling

    • Education

    • Mediation

  10. 9. Politics of Psychological Theories and Methods

    • Political assumptions of psychological theories and methods

    • Political implications of psychological theories and methods for social policy and psychological improvement