A discussion-based examination of social psychological theory and research on prejudice and discrimination with applications to current social issues. Topics include racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism, and many other forms of intergroup bias, with an emphasis on the psychological mechanisms that underlie all prejudices. We will address two primary questions: Why do people have prejudices? What factors may reduce intergroup bias?
Max Enrollment: 15
Prerequisites: Open to juniors and seniors who have taken two 200-level courses, excluding PSYC 205, PSYC 250 and PSYC 299, or permission of the instructor.
Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall