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In this unit we look at the role and influence that culture has on our perceptions and practice of psychology.

This unit should take you about 16 hours to complete.

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By the end of this unit, you should be able to:
  • define culture and give examples of some of the facets of culture
  • describe the differences between cultural, cross-cultural and indigenous psychology
  • better understand psychology in Aotearoa / New Zealand, and the relevance of Maori history and culture and of the Tiriti / Treaty of Waitangi to the study of psychology
  • describe how culture affects our perception and understanding of the world
  • understand how culture affects the way psychologists design and conduct research
  • understand how culture affects the way we practice psychology