Psychological Anthropology (C, D, S)
Examines how culture is learned and expressed, and comes to be more or less compelling for individuals and more or less widely shared by them. Applies theory from psychoanalysis, child development studies, cognitive science, and psychological anthropology to cross-cultural ethnographic evidence. Considers, from a comparative perspective, topics including child rearing, the self and personality, emotion and motivation, gender and sexuality, language and thought, individualism versus collectivism, human universals and cultural variation. Prerequisites: none. One course.