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140139 VO South Asia and South East Asia: Perspectives of cultural psychology (2017S)


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 15.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 2 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-18
Tuesday 16.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 2 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-18
Wednesday 17.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 2 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-18
Thursday 18.05. 14:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum 2 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-18
Friday 19.05. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-18


Aims, contents and method of the course

Course will offer psychological approach to understanding of cultural diversity pertaining to understanding of Thai and Indian cultures. Central values of both cultures as well as their implementation in daily life will be presented. Encounter between European and Asian cultures will be analyzed as well.
Cultural psychology will be applied as a theoretical framework for understanding cultural differences and methods of researching them. Acculturation strategies and their outputs will also be analyzed.
This is a course which requires active involvement of students and allocation of proper amount of time in order to read course literature. It is highly recommended that students will familiarize themselves with literature before the course will start.Students are expected to participate actively in the classes, prepare small home assingments during the course and finally prepare small group projects as a final exam task. Projects's topic: Asian traces in Viennese/Austrian landscape.
Methods of instruction: lecture, discussion, case studies, film
Pdf files containing readings from the list will be send closer to date.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Aizura,A.Z. ( 2011), The Romance of the Amazing Scalpel. in Jackson P.A. (ed.), Queer Bangkok. Hongkong University Press. pp.141-162.
Engel D.M., Engel J.S. ( 2010) Tort, Custom and Karma: Globalization and Legal Consciousness in Thailand. Stanford Univesity Press.pp.140-152.
Holmes, H., Tangtongtavy S., ( 2003), Working with Thais. White Lotus Press: Bangkok. pp.15-69.
Kumar, K. ( 2010) Indian Indigenous Concepts and Perspectives: Developments and Future Possibilities. pp.93-171.
Ajit K Dala & Girishwar Misra, Social Psychology in India; evolution and Emerging Trends In A. K. Dalal & G. Misra ((Eds.). New Directions in Indian Psychology. New Delhi: Sage pp.1-24

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