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Seminar in Intergroup Peace and Conflict
PSYC 358
Spring 2022
Section: 01  

This seminar is an in-depth analysis of key psychological readings on the topic of intergroup peace and conflict. Topics covered include key psychological theories in intergroup relations used to articulate the reasons and sources for intergroup conflict (i.e., Social Identity Theory, Realistic Group Conflict Theory), topics covering how intergroup conflict is perpetuated (i.e., revenge, collective memory and collective victimization), strategies to reduce conflict and promote peace (i.e., contact theory, norm interventions, intergroup dialogues, protest), and behaviors that ideally progress beyond conflict (i.e., apologies, forgiveness, reconciliation, reparation). Additionally, the course examines philosophies of peace. Students in the course will not only discuss psychological strategies that are used to move toward peace, but critically consider/reconsider what a peaceful society means and what one would actually look like. Through reading and discussion of theoretical and experimental research articles, we will not only evaluate the methods scholars use to study these real-world issues, but also critically analyze and deconstruct the theoretical underpinnings influencing how psychologists approach and evaluate intergroup conflict and peaceful societies.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM PSYC
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: PSYC105 AND (PSYC200 OR PSYC201 OR QAC201 OR ECON300 OR MATH132) AND (PSYC260 OR PSYC261 OR PSYC265 OR PSYC266 OR PSYC267 OR PSYC269 OR PSYC277)
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HRAD-MN)(PSYC)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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