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Fall 2018-2019
* WWS 345 / PSY 384 / AAS 384 (EC)   No Pass/D/Fail

Prejudice: Its Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Stacey A. Sinclair

Prejudice is one of the most contentious topics in modern American society. There is debate regarding its causes, pervasiveness, and impact. This goal of this course is to familiarize students with the psychological research relevant to these questions, particularly its cognitive aspects. We will review theoretical perspectives on prejudice to develop an understanding of its cognitive, affective, and motivational underpinnings. We will also discuss how these psychological biases relate to evaluations of, and behavior toward, members of targeted groups. Finally, research-based strategies for reducing prejudice will be discussed.

Sample reading list:
Devine, P. & Elliot, A, Are Racial Stereotypes Really Fading?
Click, P. & Fiske, S.T., An Ambivalent Aliance: Hostile and Benevolent Sexism
Paluck, E., Prejudice Reduction: What Works?
Richeson, J.A. & Shelton, J.N., Negotiating Interracial Interactions
Sinclair, Lowery & Hardin, Social Tuning of Automatic Racial Attitudes
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 50 pages of reading per week and a final paper

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 15%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
There are no prerequisites for this course. PSY 252 would be helpful but is not required..

Reserved Seats:
Open to WWS Concentrators Only 60

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22179 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:92 Limit:95
24009 P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Green Hall   2-N-10   Enrolled:16 Limit:16 Closed
24010 P02 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Green Hall   2-N-10   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
24011 P03 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   029   Enrolled:7 Limit:16
24012 P04 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Peretsman Scully Hall   311   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
24013 P05 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Peretsman Scully Hall   311   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
24014 P06 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th   Green Hall   2-N-10   Enrolled:13 Limit:16
24015 P07 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Green Hall   2-N-10   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
22180 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled