Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice
What can cross-cultural psychology tell you about your own cultural assumptions? Are you able to understand the unique challenges and benefits of living in a multicultural society? Are your professional or academic goals aimed at working successfully in international businesses, or in multicultural teams?
In this unique 2-week program you and a group of internationally-oriented students will examine cultural diversity from a psychological perspective, which includes theoretical insights as well as hands-on experiences (games and presentations). The course culminates with your conducting an interview with someone of another culture, and writing a scientific report based on your findings.
During this immersive two-week course you will:
- Acquire an overview of the current leading perspectives on cross-cultural similarities and differences, acculturation, and intercultural communication;
- Assess and apply strategies useful for intercultural interaction in business and negotiations, and for effective intercultural communication;
- Conduct a small-scale qualitative, culturally informed, psychological study on a topic of your choice;
- Understand how methodological pitfalls and cognitive biases are relevant for cross-cultural interactions and intercultural communication in the multicultural workplace and other settings.
Application and registration
Do you want to register for our next Summer School?
At the moment, it is not possible to register for Tilburg University Summer School 2019 yet. Do you want to be notified when registration opens? Then leave your contact details and we will make sure you are one of the first people who can register. Registration will open at the beginning of 2019.