PSYC 7170 Intergroup Relations

The aim of this course is to give students an overview of intergroup relations theory and research. Students in this course will become acquainted with the various theoretical problems and perspectives that have been developed in order to understand the development, maintenance, and reduction of conflict between social groups. In particular, this course examines: (1) the major psychological approaches to prejudice and intergroup relations, (2) how group identities and group attitudes become linked the self, (3) the link between human cognition and stereotyping, (4) psychological factors underlying discrimination and group hierarchy, and (5) the practical problem of reducing prejudice. Open to graduate students only.