Study Abroad Workshop

Family, Religion, and Well-Being in India: A Study Abroad Workshop

Directors: Dr. Vaishali Raval, Associate Professor of Psychology and Dr. Liz Wilson, Professor of Comparative Religion

This study abroad program was specifically designed for students in psychology, religion, and global health, providing a unique opportunity to study families, gender, health, and well-being within cultural context. Prior to traveling, we engaged with the scholarly literature focusing on the role of culture in understanding human psyche and behavior. In particular, cultural and cross-cultural perspectives on family relationships, gender, emotion, child-rearing, and mental health in India were explored, while critically evaluating the limited applicability of psychological theories to international populations.

Contact Dr. Vaishali Raval for more information. Another trip is being planned for 2023 (depending on public health guidance regarding COVID-19).