PSYCH 3820

PSYCH 3820

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course will familiarize you with the basic experimental social psychology research that investigates how our thoughts and beliefs (stereotypes), evaluative attitudes (prejudice), and behavioral responses (discrimination) toward individuals shift as a function of their group membership.  We will explore how empirical research developed from primarily examining explicit (blatant) prejudice in the 20th century to recent examinations of implicit forms of stereotyping and prejudice.  We will explore how stereotyping and prejudice can arise from basic perceptual and categorical processes, discuss strategies for minimizing expressed bias in interpersonal situations, and examine the experience of high status - and the consequences of losing it.  The ultimate aim is to enhance your ability to evaluate and analyze the scientific merit of this research and apply it to real world social issues.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PSYCH 2800.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt