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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Interrogate ‘human nature’ to better understand the relationship between universal traits and variability.
- explore the role of social setting and norms in shaping human development.
- actively participate in discussion of psychological anthropology (such as gender roles, emotional variation, sex and gender across cultures, and childrearing)
- gain greater understanding of techniques for investigating experience, including ethnography, field research, and comparative approaches.
- investigate in greater depth one area of special interest in the study of human diversity.
- exhibit improved writing, communication and critical reading skills.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit introduces psychological anthropology, including emotional, cognitive, developmental, and perceptual dynamics across cultures. Psychological anthropology studies the relation between individual psychology and sociocultural diversity, for example, between psychopathology and social structure, between personality differences and childrearing practices, or between perceptual experience and a society's ideologies about the senses. A wide range of perspectives will be explored, from evolutionary psychology to neuroanthropology, and address such topics as consciousness including spirit possession, and cultural variation in insanity and impairment.
- Mid-term Exam (35%)
- Weekly Participation (15%)
- Week 4 Quiz (10%)
- Research Paper (40%)
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