Through a series of lectures, readings, films, activities and discussions this course is designed to provide you with the theoretical and research tools necessary for the understanding and analysis of stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination.
We will examine four principle topics:
(1) how the brain, people's own group membership, and the environment in which they live influence their attitudes, beliefs, and behavior toward out group members;
(2) identify strategies that may help alleviate inter-group prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination that arise during social interactions among people of who are different;
(3) focus on the different ways in which stereotypes affect members of groups (e.g., in terms of their mental health, physical health, performance, achievement, self-esteem etc.); and
(4) different ways in which individuals from various groups protect themselves and show psychological resilience.