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Social Stigma
PSYC 309
Fall 2013
Section: 01  

This seminar aims to introduce students to theoretical and empirical social psychological research on prejudice and social stigma. The topics covered will include examinations of why individuals stigmatize: exploring cognitive, evolutionary, self, and system justification explanations. The course will examine the effects of stigmatization for low-status groups (stereotype threat, dis-identification, compensation, and health outcomes). We will explore the role of stigma in intergroup interactions. Finally, we will explore perceptions of bias from the perspective of high-status groups (e.g. perceptions of antiwhite prejudice).
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105 AND PSYC260
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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