Special Topics Description | Fall 2015

PY 495 A - Intergroup Relations (3 credit hours)

Sara Crump, instructor

Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination are all around us and have affected us all in one way or another. I hope in this class to take what we learn in the readings and apply it to our everyday lives. Throughout the class you’ll also have first-hand exposure to psychological research that examines such issues as the origins of stereotyping and prejudice, gender and racial stereotypes, implicit versus explicit stereotyping and prejudice, self-fulfilling prophesies, ingroup favoritism and outgroup bias, stigma, affirmative action, and changing stereotypes and prejudice. Pre-req: PY 251