PSYC 349 Spring 2013 Progress and Problems in Intergroup Interaction (D)

This course will examine literature on intergroup interaction, ranging from classic work on "the contact hypothesis" to recent work that traces the physiological correlates of intergroup interaction. We will discuss the current challenges of intergroup interaction, and the ways in which good intentions can sometimes backfire in these situations. We will focus on interactions across specific group-based differences, such as race/ethnicity, sexuality, social class, and gender, and in specific settings, such as schools and workplaces. All students will design and conduct an empirical research project. The course fulfills the Exploring Diversity Initiative by focusing on how group membership, individual differences, and social power affect the experiences of both majority and minority group members in these interactions.
Class Format: seminar/empirical lab course
Requirements/Evaluation: twice weekly response papers, periodic oral presentations, 1-2 short research papers & 1 long empirical research paper
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino option and cannot be taken Pass/Fail
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Prerequisites: Psychology 201 and 242 or consent of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Psychology majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: PHLH Decision-Making by Institutions + Individuals,PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology,PSYC Empirical Lab Course
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 16
Class Number: 3772
PSYC349-01(S) SEM Problems in Intergroup Interct (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Jennifer Randall Crosby
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Bronfman 317 3772
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