UF Faculty Department College
Marina Klimenko Department of Psychology College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Partner Faculty Department Partner Institution
, Carmella Lieske
Erico Bruno Viana Campos
The Center for Foreign Language Education
Shimane University, Japan
São Paulo State University, Brazil
Culture and the Development of Self
Project Description:

The project focuses on exploring cultural differences and similarities in the development of self (self-concept and self-esteem). Students participate in a series of asynchronous discussions using Flip with students from Shimane University led by Prof. Carmella Lieske (Global Leadership, Global Careers, and Global Understanding), and students from São Paulo State University (UNESP) School of Sciences - Department of Psychology Bauru, SP, Brazil, led by Dr. Erico Bruno Viana Campos. After participation, all students write a short reflection paper.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Being able to define and give examples of self-concept and self-esteem.

2. Being able to articulate some of the cultural similarities in the development of the self.

3. Being able to articulate some of the cultural differences in the development of the self.

4. Being able to offer at least one theory/explanation for cultural differences in the development of the self.

5. Being able to communicate and articulate one's point of view to college students from non-US cultural background.

6. Recognizing cultural effects on one's development.

Participating Countries:
Brazil, Japan
Number of Participants:
300 UF students, 28 students from Brazil & 60 students from Japan
UF Course Code & Name:
DEP3053 - Developmental Psychology
Project Duration:
4 weeks
Activity Type(s):
Student-to-Student Dialogue
Time allotted to each activity:
Asynchronous Activities: 1 hour per week
Individual work: 1 hour per week
Technology Tools:
Sequence of Activities:


All participants were required to post a video with this prompt:
"A space to introduce yourself to the group. How do you pronounce your name? ️One thing that you would like us to know about you (i.e. a fun fact, hobby, talent, favorite show/band/movie/book). Please describe briefly your dominant culture."

Engagement Activity:

Video discussions through flip

Reflection Activity: 

A short two-page reflection paper

Sequence of Activities: