Study programme 2020-2021Français
Cultural Diversity
Programme component of Master's in Psychology à la Faculty of Psychology and Education

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UP-M1-MPSYCH-032-MCompulsory UECAUCHIE DimitriP382 - Développement humain et traitement des données
  • CAUCHIE Dimitri

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français150150055.001st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
P-SDHT-216Cultural Diversity1501500Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse a situation (individually or collectively) in reference to theories and methodological approaches within psychology.
    • Master and appropriately mobilise knowledge and methodological approaches to understand and explain the normal/atypical/pathological functioning of individuals, groups or organisations.
    • Analyse and model a situation (individually or collectively) by critically selecting theories and methodological approaches.
  • Communicate and exchange information in a structured and adapted way to the intended purpose and relevant public.
    • Present and structure data in a clear, precise, neutral, and non-oriented way.
    • Present research results (orally and in writing).
  • Act ethically and professionally.
    • Act in compliance with specific legislative frameworks and the code of conduct of Belgian psychologists.
    • Adopt professional attitudes (think critically, avoid prejudices, respect professional confidentiality, etc.).

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of the instruction, the students will be able to understand and to take into account in their professional practices the essential concepts related to the effects of the intercultural contacts in human relations. They will adopt a reflexive point of view that is respectful of cultural diversity. At last, they will be able to analyze a specific intercultural situation according to theoretical models and concepts studied.

Content of UE

Theoretical basic concepts related to the notions of culture (definition, characteristics, functions, structural models...) and cultural diversity (origin of the concept, dimensions of cultures, models of cultural analysis of societies, diversity issues).

Theoretical concepts related to cultural contacts, intergroup relations and the management of the cultural diversity (multicultural model, intercultural model), issues related to migration and changes in cultural diversity.

Approaches to the links between cultures and behaviors (cross-cultural psychology, cultural psychology, intercultural psychology); ecocultural model (Berry et al.), cultural transmission process, models of cultural adaptation strategies (Berry, Camilleri), model of interactive acculturation (Bourhis et al.).

Intercultural development (cultural shock and interculturality) and developmental models of the cultural relativism (Lavalée), the reconstruction of the cultural otherness (Bredendiek & Krewer), the intercultural sensitivity (Bennett)...

Cultural diversity, work and organization: logic of actions of the diversity management within a company or an organization; legal requirements (anti-discrimination law); principles, risks and benefits of diversity management; intercultural approach of the interpersonal relationships in the workplace, intercultural skills.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Not applicable

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
P-SDHT-216Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
P-SDHT-216Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
P-SDHT-216Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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