Call for Instructor Proposals: Culture & Psychology School at IACCP, Czech Republic

The Culture & Psychology (C&P) School, sponsored by the International Association for Cross- Cultural Psychology (IACCP), is open to students at Doctoral and Masters levels who are interested in culture and psychology. Workshops are geared toward students of varying levels, from early
graduate studies to advanced or senior graduate students.

The C&P School provides a research-intensive and interactive experience for participants from various universities to learn from one another and to receive specialized training from experts in different fields that incorporate culture in their study of psychology. The School will take place July
24-26, 2020, Prague, preceding the IACCP XXV conference to be held at Olomouc, Czech Republic.

The C&P School focuses on community engaged scholarship and supports the development of broad research skills, international collaborations, and preparation of scholarly manuscripts. Our goal is to stimulate networking and interactions with peers and instructors in a nurturing and productive
environment. We also aim to emphasize the importance of the applied character of research and the necessity of interdisciplinary collaborations.

The program

Students will be able to choose two content streams from potentially four streams (depending on the number of participants) as listed below. You will be required to prepare 1.5 days of content that you will teach twice.
Instructors are encouraged to submit proposals to the following stream areas. Please note these are some examples of the streams that the C&P Committee has developed (modifications with justifications are welcomed):

IACCP Culture and Psychology Summer School 2

  1. STREAM 1 – Applied Stream- Localizing and addressing problems in communities, for example,
    a) Sociocultural problems in the Central/Eastern European or Czech context
    b) How are majority communities integrating minorities members?
    c) Intergroup relations and prejudice
    d) Political psychology- rise or major shift in political right wing ideologies
    e) Industrial-Organizational contexts- e.g., gender issues arising in the workplace
  2. STREAM 2- European culture- Values, identity in European context
    a) Self-hood, identity, how people identify themselves in modern Europe.
    b) European culture change in values impacting the continent
  3. STREAM 3 -Methodological/ Statistical Stream– Mixed methods
    a) Qualitative and mix method approach
    b) Ethnographic, observation or interview approaches aligned with quantitative measures
    c) Possible approaches to writing up mixed method papers
  4. STREAM 4 – Acculturation- ecological influences in adaptation, new approaches to acculturation
    a) Cultural fit, convergence of behaviors and emotions on majority cultures
    b) How ecological factors shape the acculturation process?

December 30, 2019: Deadline for Instructor applications
January 20, 2020: Decision notification

IACCP will reimburse for economy class airfare (against receipts and boarding passes), cover accommodations and food during the C&P school, and cover the cost of registration for the IACCP congress (early bird member rate; please be sure you are an IACCP member one month before close of early-bird registration).

Application Materials
Please send a cover letter describing your stream, why you wish to teach in the C&P School, and your curriculum vitae to Instructors are encouraged in their application to define their topic and their teaching approach clearly and describe how it relates to one of the four streams. It is also encouraged to outline students’ learning outcomes and the rationale for teaching in the C&P School. Please also specify your membership status in IACCP.

C&P School Organizers
Alex English, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Sharon Glazer, University of Baltimore, USA
Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, University of Gdansk, Poland
Saba Safdar (Chair), University of Guelph, Canada

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