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Multicultural Psychology

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the field of cultural psychology, which studies the effects of culture on human psychology. Research has shown that many psychosocial processes are culture-specific rather than universal. This course explores such topics as perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, personality, gender identity, and psychological disorders from cross-cultural perspectives.

Over two weeks, you will:

  • learn how culture influences our emotional experience and our perception
  • discover how culture influences our parenting style
  • explore issues around conformity and social loafing universal and how they vary across cultures
  • discover how different cultures resolve conflict
  • examine cross—cultural students of happiness, anger, stress, and anxiety

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course. This lets you delve more deeply into a related topic of interest to you. Feedback is provided by the instructor.

Take the Multicultural Psychology course + 2 more eligible courses and earn the Psychology for the Global Workplace digital badge.

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Course Registration

Earn 20 hours for the class + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: September 20 - October 3. Optional LIVE online lessons are Wednesday, September 22, and Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET.
Registration deadline: September 23, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Research Assignment due: November 3, 2021
Location: Online
Instructor: Helen Tsoukanov
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment** price: $165*

Multicultural Psychology Registration Research Assignment Registration**

* Prices subject to change

** You must register for the 2-week intensive course in order to register for the optional research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only. The research assignment may be taken by anyone. It gives au pairs taking this course for education credits an additional 20 hours.


  • 20-40 hours
    • 2-week online intensive course 20 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for additional 20 hours
  • Professional faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities

How to Register

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, Weekday, or TOEFL Blast) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (212) 346-1562 or email the English Language Institute.

Research Assignment

The number of hours stated on the certificate is based on the average number of hours needed to complete the requirements of the assignment. Research assignments are due by the published deadline in the above course information and also as communicated in pre-arrival information sent by our Admissions team. Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by writing the Admissions team before the research assignment due date in writing to Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be honored. Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.

Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.


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Pre-Arrival Information

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