PB401 is the core course for the MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology. It covers theory, research and applied issues in the field with an emphasis on the interface between mind, society and culture. This interface is studied through key topics, including the unique socio-cultural psychology of homo sapiens, human development, shared intentionality, cultural transmission, intersubjectivity, the cultural and the cross-cultural in human behaviour, selfhood, social identity, social representations and inter-group relations. 

The course introduces key debates within the discipline and critically addresses various fields of research and application, such as dialogue, inequality and power, community, belonging and social exclusion,  self and identity in the 21st century.  PB401 will challenge you to think about the ethical, psychological and political implications of understanding both the shared universals and the cultural variation that combined make us human.