psych620 | Graduate

Multicultural And Social Issues In Psychology

Explore by:

or call us at

About:

About:

This course provides students with an in-depth investigation of cross-cultural issues and perspectives in the field of psychology. Students learn to identify and consider cultural and systemic variables in psychological theory, research, and practice. Multicultural issues, social dynamics, social justice, and valued diversity are emphasized.



This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

topic title goes here

    Social Biases

    • Explain the differences between subtle and blatant bias.

    • Discuss the influence of social psychology research on humanity.
    • Analyze the concept of social bias.

    • Identify strategies that can be used to overcome social biases.

    • Differentiate between prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination.

    An Overview of Multicultural Psychology

    • Define key concepts of multiculturalism.

    • Explain cultural characteristics of diverse populations.

    • Identify issues related to multicultural diversity.

    • Explore the history and role of multicultural psychology in society.

    Multicultural Research

    • Identify instances of ethnocentricity in psychological theories.

    • Identify considerations unique to multicultural psychological research.

    • Explain the ethical guidelines unique to multicultural research.

    Cultural Awareness

    • Define diversity.

    • Discuss the scope of diverse populations.

    • Describe how being a part of a diverse population influences an individual’s personal psychology.

    • Evaluate sociopolitical factors and their psychological effect on diverse populations.

    Introduction to Social Psychology

    • Compare and contrast conformity and obedience.
    • Define social psychology and multicultural psychology.
    • Explain the concept of situationism.
    • Summarize research strategies in social psychology.

    • Evaluate the effect of group influence on the self using classic and contemporary literature.

    Emerging Issues in Multicutlural Psychology

    • Examine the evolution of multicultural psychology.

    • Address emerging social issues using multicultural principles.
    • Describe emerging issues in multicultural psychology.

    Tuition for individual courses varies. For more information, please call or chat live with an Enrollment Representative.

    Please ask about these special rates:

    Teacher Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for current, certified P-12 teachers and administrators. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

    Military Rate: For some courses, special tuition rates are available for active duty military members and their spouses. Please speak with an Enrollment Representative today for more details.

    The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.

    While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

    Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.