Psychology and Culture (C8571)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

We live an increasingly diverse, interconnected and multicultural world.

On this module you will critically evaluates the extant literature on cultural differences and similarities in human thought and behaviour, including topics such as:

  • self-concepts
  • cognition
  • motivation
  • emotions.

You will examine different approaches to the study of cultural psychology and critically evaluate different research outcomes.

A key outcome of this module is to increase your cultural competence, including your knowledge about different cultures and the behaviours that are common in these cultures. This module can be very relevant for your future career.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: