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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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PSYS16 Introduction to Cultural Psychology 5 ECTS
Organised by
Degree Programme in Psychology
Person in charge
Doctoral student
Minimum preceding studies
25 ECTS.
Preceding studies
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student will be familiar with the basic concepts, methods, and applications of cultural psychology. The course aims to increase students’ understanding of how sociocultural and physical environments shape psychological phenomena and to facilitate students’ capacity to conduct context-informed and valid psychological research. Students will also gain knowledge about cultural competency in clinical and multicultural work settings.


An introduction to evaluating psychological knowledge, theories, and practical work from a cultural perspective

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Students must sign up for the course. The course will be held in English, if international/exchange students enroll.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish
Written exam 
In Finnish
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

1. Heine, S.   J. (2008). Cultural psychology (2nd ed.). W.W. Norton. 

2. Literature   (articles, book chapters, etc.) from the teacher

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
For Open University students only
Faculty of Social Sciences