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Fall 2018-2019
* PSY 400 (SA)   na, npdf

Topics in Social and Personality Psychology - Being Different: The Psychology of Social Stigmas

J. Nicole Shelton


This seminar will focus on the social and psychological experiences of people who possess (or are believed to possess) some attribute, or characteristic, that conveys a social identity that is devalued in a particular social context. A variety of topics will be discussed, including: how stigmatized individuals view their identities in society; the mental and cognitive consequences of being a member of a stigmatized group; how stigmatized individuals cope with their stigmatization; and interactions between stigmatized and nonstigmatized individuals.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Readings will be a selection of classic and contemporary journal articles, chapters, and books. Writing assignments will include weekly analyses of readings, a midterm paper, and a final paper.

Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Term Paper(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%

Other information:
Course registration by application only. Please email Adrian Cupid at with 3-5 sentences about why you are interested in this seminar, along with your class year and major. Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 27, 2018. **** If you would like to register for this course and the enrollment is currently full, please follow the link below to submit a wait-list request form:

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21623 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A02   Enrolled:19 Limit:20