PSYC 348 Spring 2015 Is it the Thought that Counts? Examining Intentions and Outcomes in Intergroup Interaction (D) (W)

Can something be racist if someone didn't mean it? How do the intentions we bring to interactions line up with the outcomes of the interactions? When individuals enter intergroup interactions, they are likely to have a variety of goals. Some of these goals are straightforward, such as making a new friend or collaborating on an academic project, while others may be more implicit, such as making a good impression or avoiding saying anything offensive. In this tutorial, we will examine how intentions and outcomes are used in judgments of discrimination, how goals can make intergroup interaction more harmonious or more fraught, and how interaction goals can sometimes backfire and produce unintended consequences.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: students will meet in pairs with the instructor for one hour each week; each week, students will either compose a position paper based on the week's readings, or respond to the position paper of their partner
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and PSYC 242 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity, Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3665
PSYC 348 - T1 (S) TUT Intentions and Outcomes (D) (W) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity InitiativeWriting Intensive Cancelled 3665
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