PSYC 341 Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination (D) (W)

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as WGSS339
This course will examine social psychological theories and research that are relevant to the understanding of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination. We will take a variety of social psychological perspectives, emphasizing sociocultural, cognitive, personality, or motivational explanations. We will examine the impact that stereotypes and prejudice have on people's perceptions of and behaviors toward particular groups or group members and will explore a variety of factors that tend to exacerbate or weaken this impact. We also will consider some of the sources of stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination and some of the processes through which they are maintained, strengthened, or revised. In addition, we will examine some of the effects that stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination can have on members of stereotyped groups, as well as some implications of the social psychological research findings for issues such as education and business and government policies. A major component of this course will be the examination of classic and ongoing empirical research.
Class Format: empirical lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly brief papers, oral reports, two longer papers
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Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and 242
Enrollment Preference: senior, then junior Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,ASAM Related Courses,PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals,PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology,PSYC Empirical Lab Course,TEAC Related Courses
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 1598
PSYC 341 LEC Stereotypes,Prejdice&Discrmntn (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Steven Fein
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