Unit Discovery  
Coefficient: 1
Credit: 1
Level: Master I   Weekly time: 1h30 (course)

Aims and Objectives:

  • This course is designed for master students to give them the opportunity to get knowledge and practical skills in social and cultural interactions.
  • As the world develops, it is necessary to make students aware of the acceptance of diversity and international cultural exchange.
  • To understand the different fields of psychology and its evolution
  • To expand students’ knowledge about society and human behavior.
  • To increase students’ respect to human diversity (race, gender, language, religion, orientations etc).
  • To understand and tolerate the behavior of the other without being judgmental
  • To develop students’ cultural awareness about diversity and to increase their interest and motivation and skills when dealing with cases from real life situations.
  • To develop their writing skills through different practical tasks and to increase their critical thinking through the various analyses of situations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will profound their knowledge in the field of psychology.
  • Students can develop their cognitive competencies while reading about different cultures and societies.
  • Students will be able to use different techniques and methods to solve problems in different organizations (social, business, administrations etc).


  • Bourdieu, P. The Logic of Practice. Polity Press, 1990.
  • Cohen, D. (2001). Cultural Variation: Considerations and Imlications. Psychological Bulletin, V. 12.
  •  Triandis, HC. Culture and Social Behaviour. McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Course Content

First Semester

Social Psychology:

  1. Introduction to social psychology (Documentary)
  2. Social influence
  3. Personality disorders
  4. Stress and health
  5. Motivation
  6. Knowledge (maturation)
  7. Intelligence
  8. Case studies: Social situations to analyse

End of Semester I

First Examination

Second Semester

Cultural Psychology:

  1. What is Culture and Cultural Psychology (Documentary)
  2. Culture and psychology
  3. Dimensions of Culture
  4. Psychological needs and the creation of Culture

Case studies: Cultural/ Cross- Cultural situations to analyse

End of Semester II

Second Examination

Assessment and Evaluation

Final Assessment

  • Exam 20/20