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PSY 450 Week 1 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Psychology Paper

Choose one of the case studies provided in the electronic readings for Week One.

Write a 1,050- to 1,250-word paper in which you analyze cross-cultural psychology. As a part of your analysis, do the following:

  • Provide an overview of the case study.
  • Use the case study to provide a definition and an example of cultural and cross-cultural psychology.
  • Analyze the relationship between cultural psychology and cross-cultural psychology.
  • Discuss the methodology associated with cross-cultural psychology research.
  • Discuss how the case study helps you better understand how ethnicity, race, and worldviews are separate yet related concepts.
  • Discuss how enculturation may play a role in the case study you have chosen.

Include headings in your paper that correspond to each Assignment Component (see note in the Classroom entitled “Note about headings in written work”)

Incorporate a minimum of three credible, peer-reviewed references.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above


PSY 450 Week 2 Intelligence Testing Article Analysis

Use the Electronic Reserve Readings, the University Library, or other resources to locate at least three articles concerning intelligence testing.

Create a brochure for a local elementary school. Consider your audience, as this information would likely be distributed during meetings where a child might have received an intelligence test. Your brochure would be given to parents, guardians, and others to help them better understand the purpose of intelligence testing.

Include the following in your brochure:

  • Provide a brief overview of at least two theories of intelligence related to the content of your selected articles to help your audience understand what intelligence testing accomplishes.
  • Discuss methods of measuring intellectual functioning.
  • Discuss how the concept of intelligence is different from academic achievement. 

Include three credible, peer-reviewed references.

Format the citations in your brochure consistent with APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab above.


PSY 450 Week 2 Training Abstracts Assignment

Your Learning Team has been chosen to present current research to an agency that provides various treatment services for families (family therapy, parenting classes, support groups, etc.).  As a team you will have to briefly identify your agency and what sort of services it provides to what sort of clients.

Research:  Each team member should find one peer reviewed journal article from the UOP Library that addresses one of the following topics either as researched in a different culture, or that discusses the relationship between the culture and the topic (for example how does culture influence what a secure attachment looks like):

  • Temperament
  • Attachment
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Language/communiction and culture

Each person should choose one topic, no topics may be addressed twice unless there are more team members than topics.  However, each team member should find and report on their own article. If you have questions about the appropriateness of your topic or article first ask you team, then ask me if you all cannot come to a conclusion.

Each team member should then write an abstract that explains their article to the agency employees for training purposes.  Also included should be a paragraph for each abstact that explains why this information matters to the agency employees, in other words explain how will the information help them serve their clients better.

If you do not know what an abstract is be sure to look it up!  No one team member’s constribution should be more than about 300 words total.  There should be a brief introduction and conclusion included, the introduction should include a description of your agency and the population you are serving.  Each team member should put their name at the top of the section and write their own properly APA formatted reference at the end of their section.  A Reference page is not necessary.


PSY 450 Week 3 Abstract Assignment

Use the University Library or other resources to locate three articles relating to culture and marriage/intimacy/family/parenting, in other words social behavior (you do not need to seek topic approval but please do not hesitate to ask if you are unsure about something!).

 Write one abstract for each article – If you are unsure of what an Abstract is do look it up so that you are formatting it correctly.

You will be graded on the following:

  • At least two different cultures must be investigated
  • The articles must be from peer reviewed journals or you may seek instructor approval for other resources. You will not receive credit if a non-peer reviewed resource is used without prior approval

  • Include at the end of each Abstract a minimum of one thing that you learned that you could use if you were working with clients from the cultures represented in your articles.
  • Your three abstracts and comments should total 500- 700 words


PSY 450 Week 3 Cultural Presentation: Emotions, Behaviors, Traditions

Imagine a local company has contacted you regarding new employees from a different culture.

Choose a culture outside of those represented in your Learning Team. (Please note, “Asian” is not a culture for purposes of this assignment, Chinese, Japanese, Vietmanese, and so on are specific cultures. “Native American” is not a culture, Cherokee, Sioux, and so on are specific cutlures. Chose a specific culture, not a very large culture group.)

Create an 8- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint®, research-based presentation to help employees understand cultural differences in the expression of emotion, the differences in behaviors, and the differences in traditions. Include the following in your presentation:

  • Discuss research findings on expression of emotion in your chosen culture
  • Discuss research findings on behaviors in your chosen culture
  • Discuss research findings on traditions in your chosen culture

Include a minimum of three credible, peer-reviewed resources in your presentation.

Format the citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Remember that there should be about five lines of text per slide and about 125-150 words per speaker’s note.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


PSY 450 Week 4 Personality Theory Blog

Imagine you have been asked to write a research-based blog post for a human resource management website.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word blog post that includes the following:

  • Discuss one of the major personality theories and how this theory is used to conduct assessment.
  • Discuss what stood out to you about personality assessment practices.
  • Reflect on current research trends that utilize this information and how the interpretation of these findings may vary across cultures.
  • Create three insightful questions based on the readings that your audience may also be wondering, and provide responses from the research you have reviewed in relation to this topic.

Include a minimum of three credible, peer-reviewed sources in the blog post.

Format the citations in your blog post consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.


PSY 450 Week 4 How to Live to be 100

Your team is tasked to write a journal comprised of letters to your younger selves, or a loved one.  Your journal should include an introduction and conclusion that ties your letters together.  An APA formatted reference page must also be included. Each letter should be approximately 200-250 words long.

Each person should choose one of the factors, or one aspect of one of the factors, that are discussed in the video, linked below, that seems to contribute to longevity.  See examples below (you are not limited to these examples, your topic just has to be something that the video addressed).

  • How society is organized, specifically how the Sardinians treat older people, the “grandmother effect”
  • Okinawains – plant based diet, not what they eat though as much as how they eat.  Also, social constructs.  Finally, “the reason one wakes up in the morning”
  • Seventh Day Adventists – “Sanctuary Time”

Research that factor in more depth (each person must use at least one peer reviewed resource, and each person must use a different article or resource).

Each person should then write a letter to a young adult (someone in their late teens to mid 20’s), your young self, or a loved one.

I would like the primary focus to be on providing practical and specific advice on how your letter recipeint can incorporate the longevity factor into their life.  I want very little commentary or summarizing of the video iteself (I have seen it numerous times).

I would like the secondary focus to be on sharing the additional research you did on your chosen factor (why or how does this behavior, attitude, etc. contribute to longevity?).

Share whatever you think is most pertinent but the crux of your discussion should be sharing information on how the young person can meaningfully, practially, concretely incorporate the chosen factor into their own lives in the service of creating if not longevity at least better health (emotional, physical, social, etc.), and how or why this factor is beneficial.

Included at is an interactive transcript if you need it.


PSY 450 Week 5 Application of Cross-Cultural Psychology Presentation

Imagine you are a consultant for an organization, and they would like you to work on developing their core values. The organization would like their core values to reflect key attributes of their culture.

Select an organization, such as a company, community group, or nonprofit organization.

Create a 10- to 12- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing cultural, research-based models and how they help clarify the organization’s core values.

Include at least three credible, peer-reviewed references.

Format the citations in your presentation consistent with APA guidelines.

Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.



PSY 450 Week 5 Controversial Issues Assignment

Controversial issues or questions related to gender:

  1. Is what was called Gender Dysphoria Disorder actually a disorder?  Explain.
  2. What contributes to transgenderism?
  3. Are men and women really any different in any way other than physically?
  4. What roles do (or should) mothers and fathers play in the family?
  5. Can parents raise a “gender free” or “gender neutral” child, and is there value in doing so, why or why not?
  6. Choose an identifiable culture or cultural group that holds views of men and women that you disagree with.  Research those views and where they stem from.  Share your findings in a factual, non-biased way.
  7. The discrepancy between men’s and women’s pay and the reasons for it. Or, Is there a real discrepancy between men’s and women’s pay?
  8. Identify a controversial question or issue related to gender, gain approval on it, research it and share your findings in a factual, non-biased way.

Each team member should choose a topic or question, then choose a clear position, stance, or side, research it and share your findings in a short answer format.  This is what your paper should look like:

  1. Title Page
  2. Brief introduction
  3. Student’s name: Topic or Question

    1. Paragraph of approximately 200 words sharing your findings.
    2. Student’s name: Topic or Question

      1. Paragraph of approximately 200 words sharing your findings.  AND SO ON
      2. Brief conclusion

When I am done reading this assignment I should have NO CLUE as to what anyone’s personal opinions or feelings on any of these issues or questions are.  This is a research assignment, not a personal opinion assignment.  I actually encourage you to look for credible research that contradicts your personal opinion and share that, but because this assignment will be presented so objectively I will not be able to tell if you did seek research contrary to your opinion, or not.

You MUST use peer reviewed journal articles or textbooks.  Each person must include at least one source (or two if one is the current text for this course).  Each person must cite their resource/s in proper APA format at the end of their paragraph sharing their findings.