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Understanding Culture – An Overview of Psychological Theories (with Dr Katharina Lefringhausen)

A virtual event via the RAAS (Refugees and Asylum Seekers) project.

Date: Wednesday, 4 August | Time: 19:00-20:00 BST | Place: Zoom

What to expect:

This session will provide a brief overview of some of the most influential psychological concepts of culture. Thereby the session will focus on the most updated versions of long-existing theories (e.g., from Hofstede to Minkov; from Cialdini to Gelfand), discuss limitations and provide a reading list.

Who can attend: 

Volunteers who work with refugees (but also anyone interested in being up to date with psychological understandings of culture)

About Dr Katharina Lefringhausen:

Dr Katharina Lefringhausen is an Assistant Professor at the University of Warwick (Applied Linguistics). Born in Germany, she has lived and worked in the USA and Belgian yet settled in the UK for now almost 10 years. She holds an MSc and PhD in Cross-Cultural Psychology and focusses on investigating how majority members (e.g., White English nationals) culturally change towards minority members (e.g., immigrants or refugees). This work on globalisation-based proximal-acculturation has been published in international peer-reviewed journals (https://doi.org/10.1177/1069397116659048). Katharina also holds the position as Director of Community Development at SIETAR UK. In this role, she leads the RAAS project and its committee consisting of nine intercultural trainers and RAAS supporters (https://sietar.co.uk/refugees-and-asylum-seekers-project/). The project includes regular intercultural training sessions for volunteers who work with RAAS in the UK, the creation of an Intercultural Training Handbook and an online network for volunteers to exchange their experiences and to continue their intercultural journey.

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