The objective of this course is to introduce students to the central topics and methods of psychological anthroplogy. Psychological anthropology is concerned with the interplay of psychology and culture on both the individual and group levels. We will look cross-culturally at such topics as child and adolescent development, religious experience, illness and healing, self and identity, gender and sexuality, reasoning and symbolism, and psychopathology. This class draws upon a range of sources, including ethnographies, psychoanalytic theory, contemporary critical theory, and cross-cultural materials.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC