Multicultural Psychology

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The textbook for this course is:

Shiraev, E. B., & Levy, D.A. (2013). Cross-cultural psychology: Critical thinking and contemporary
applications (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.


PS380 Multicultural Psychology

Directions: Unless otherwise stated, answer in complete sentences, and be sure to use correct English, spelling, and grammar. Sources must be cited in APA format. Your response should be four (4) double‐spaced pages; refer to the “Format Requirementsʺ page for specific format requirements. Times New Roman, 12 point, 1 to 2 references the course book above can be one.

  1. Briefly describe the relative perspective on psychopathology and the universalist perspective on psychopathology. Which perspective most closely matches your own? Provide two (2) supporting facts to justify your choice.
  1. Briefly describe each of the following types of bias and provide one (1) original example of each.
    1. Self-centered bias
    2. Unassuming bias
    3. Group-serving bias
  1. Provide two (2) original examples of instances in which conformity would be an effective behavioral response. Explain why, providing two (2) supporting facts.

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School: UCLA



Multicultural Psychology
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Different people behave differently in different circumstances. This can be as a result of
exposure to a different kind of environment or even interacting with different people. The study
of multicultural psychology helps us in understanding the effects that interacting with a
particular group of people could have. This also helps us in understanding the multicultural
issues that may affect different groups of people and how they can easily be solved. Multicultural
psychology has attracted a lot of interest among psychologists and researchers for various
reasons including the numerous multicultural issues affecting the society today.
Perspectives on psychopathology
There are various perspectives on psychopathology. Psychopathology involves studying
mental disorders. Identifying the signs and symptoms of these disorders and finding a way to
treat these disorders. Some psychologists have adopted a universal approach in looking at
psychopathology while others have adopted a relative approach in looking at the same. These
approaches posit several differences. While some people have adopted the relative approach,
others have embraced the universalistic approach for different reasons. Like the name suggests,
the universalistic approach is a level approach and it assumes that all psychiatric disorders have
the same symptoms among different people in different cultures. This simply means that one’s
culture is not a determinant in a particular psychiatric disorder. This approach goes further to say
that in as much as these approaches are different between people of different cultures, they can

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