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Social Stigma
PSYC 309
Fall 2011
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 anti-white prejudice).

Essential Capabilities: Speaking, Writing
Students will engage in short writing assignments throughout the semester and will write a long term paper. They will also be involved in discussions during every class period, and will give a formal presentation which will provide them with practice speaking in front of an audience.
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: Not Available

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