Spring 2022 - PSYC 363 D100

Intergroup Relations (3)

Class Number: 1625

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    BLU 9660, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 13, 2022
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    SWH 10081, Burnaby

  • 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.


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): 20%
  • Papers & Assignments: 30%
  • Final Exam: 30%
  • In-class activities & Engagement: 20%



Johnson, A.G. (2006 or 2018). Privilege, Power, and Difference. (2nd or 3rd ed.). McGraw Hill Publishing.
Eberhardt, J. L (2019). Biased: Uncovering the hidden prejudice that shapes what we see, think and do. Penguin.

A number of additional readings (4-6) will be assigned and will be available through links on the Canvas course page.

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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.