Netherlands, Tilburg

Cultural Diversity: Theory and Practice

when 9 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1000

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 program you and a group of internationally oriented students will examine the theory and practice of cultural diversity from a psychological perspective. The course closes with you conducting an interview with someone of a different cultural background, and writing a report based on the interview.

Course leader

Dr. Michael Bender, Dr. Byron Adams and a variety of guest lecturers.

Target group

Bachelor, Master and PhD students of all study fields are welcome; the course may be particularly suited for bachelor students of international business or other (international) social studies programs.

Course aim

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 exactly how cognitive biases are relevant to the cross-cultural interactions and intercultural communication necessitated by the multicultural workplace (and other settings).

Fee info

EUR 1000: Course fee: €1000

10% early bird discount when registering before the 23rd of April*
10% discount for current Tilburg University students*
10% discount for students from partner universities*

*Combining discounts is not possible