Spring 2020 - PSYC 363 D100
Intergroup Relations (3)
Class Number: 8288
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 21, 2020
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Prerequisites:PSYC 201 and 260.
Provides an overview of the social psychological study of intergroup relations, considering classic and contemporary theory and research in the field. It includes discussions of the application of these ideas and findings to important social contexts, and explores ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence relevant social change.
The course will provide students with a basic understanding of the social psychological study of intergroup relations--the study of how our behavior, thoughts and feelings are influenced by the groups we belong to and how people from different groups relate to one another. We will consider both theory and research in the field, and will discuss the application of these ideas and findings to important real-world social issues. We will explore ways in which the social psychological study of intergroup relations can help us understand and inform efforts to influence social change.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
We will consider the social psychological antecedents, processes and/or consequences involved in topics including: stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination; privilege and disadvantage; economic inequality; multiculturalism; sexism; prejudice reduction; and collective action and social change.
- Mid-term Test(s): 30%
- Short Papers: 30%
- Final Exam: 30%
- In-class Activities: 10%
Johnson, A.G. (2006 or 2018). Privilege, Power, and Difference. (2nd or 3rd ed.). McGraw Hill Publishing.
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