University of Graz - Cross Cultural Psychology
About the program:
Under the experienced guidance of Dr Norbert K Tanzer, the Associate Professor of Psychology, you will be introduced to the theoretical concepts, methodological issues, and applications of cross-cultural measurement in the field of Cross-Cultural Psychology. For the duration of 3 weeks, you will gain an in-depth understanding of human behaviours and mental processes, including both their variability and invariance under diverse cultural conditions. This course is highly interactive and experiential with its mixture of lectures, class discussions and team assignments.
Complementing the academic component of the course, there are numerous excursions in and around Graz, such as guided city tours. Other highlights of the course include a weekend trip to Vienna, a visit to the Sigmund Freud Museum and seeing Vienna’s famous Schloss Schoenbrunn Gardens.
Austria’s second-largest city is its most relaxed. Graz is an appealing place dotted with leafy green parkland, a sea of red rooftops and a narrow but fast-flowing river loudly gushing through its centre. A very beautiful bluff – connected to the centre by steps, a funicular and a glass lift – is the city's signature attribute. Architecturally, Graz hints at nearby Italy with its Renaissance courtyards and baroque palaces. That said, there's a youthful energy here too, with a handful of edgily modern buildings, a vibrant arts scene and great nightlife (thanks in part to its large student population (some 50,000 in four universities). This extends to both sides of the Mur, although the Lend district, across from the historic centre, skews young and edgy.
Cross Cultural Psychology
This program has been assessed as a level 3 elective for 1 Deakin credit.
Approved by the Faculty of Health
The globalization of the economic market, the increasing mobility of the world´s workforce, and the emergence of complex multicultural societies, such as the United States or the
European Union, have brought new challenges to educational and psychological testing. This course is designed to adequately prepare you for these new challenges through integrating psychological, linguistic, and cultural perspectives. In this course, you will be introduced to the theoretical concepts, methodological issues, and applications of cross-cultural measurement. The course will start with a general introduction to the field of cross-cultural measurement. The main concepts will be introduced and clarified. In subsequent meetings, more specific topics will be discussed by a mixture of lectures, class discussions, breakout groups, required readings, journaling exercises and team assignments. Through active participation in selected examples, you will get an opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the typical issues arising in multilingual and multicultural testing. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify typical pitfalls of and provide possible remedies for cross-cultural measurement.
You will stay at a twin share room in Hotel "Das Weitzer" located in the city centre of Graz. Each room has a bathroom which you will share with your roommate. Breakfast will be provided daily at the hotel. WiFi is included.
Cost: $5,990 (TBC) including tuition, accommodation, welcome and farewell dinner, cultural activities, a trip to Vienna, AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support. You will have to organise and pay for your own flights, visas, meals and other travel related expenses. This is a Study Abroad program meaning no tuition is paid to Deakin University. All payment deadlines need to be met unrelated to OS help loan approvals.
Funding: You may be eligible for the OS help loan of up to $6,567. For more information visit this link.
Program Dates: 25th November - 20th of December 2017
For more information please visit the partner website
Short Term Partner Programs will earn you 30 points towards the Global Citizenship Program.