Culture and Cognition

15 points



Humans speak thousands of different languages, have drastically different systems of grouping and naming features of the natural world, and have a bewildering number of social norms. Underlying this variation in cognition and behaviour is the human capacity for culture. This course overviews the scope and limits of cross-cultural variation in human psychology, highlights the importance of culture in psychological research, and discusses the implications of cultural diversity in modern societies, including Aotearoa.