HSE' Open day
On March 12, the Higher School of Economics held an open day for undergraduate and specialist applicants. Many activities took place in the building on Pokrovsky Boulevard: Presentations of faculties and campuses, speeches by the Admissions Committee, events held by student organizations and a tour of the historical buildings of the university.
The annual open day is an event where high school students can get to know the HSE University and feel like real HSE students for one day. The Center for Sociocultural Research took an active part in this day, namely Deputy Director, Leading Researcher, Associate Professor E.V. Bushina, who conducted a master class “Intercultural competence of a psychologist in the modern world: “Does culture matter?”
Intercultural competence is a “soft” skill and it is a top topic when it comes to personal development courses. And social psychologists absolutely agree with this! In our interactive lesson, applicants plunged into the psychological practices of interaction with other cultures and tried to discover the characteristics of other cultures when examining pictures and in the process of communication. We settled on questions such as: “Are there universal questionnaires that work in different cultural contexts?” and “Why can’t we get by with just stereotypes?” In conclusion, we systematized the new, updated the forgotten, and inspired the younger generation to study psychology.