PSYC 341
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination Spring 2019 Division II; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as PSYC341 / WGSS339

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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.
The Class: Type: empirical lab course
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 3514
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly brief papers, oral reports, two longer papers
Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and 242
Enrollment Preference: senior, then junior Psychology majors
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; ASAM Related Courses; PSYC Area 4 - Social Psychology; PSYC Empirical Lab Course; TEAC Related Courses;

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