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  • PSYCHOLOGY 190    Section: 3


    Spring Quarter 2006

    Units: 4
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, major in Psychology or consent of instructor.

    Course Description:  This class will focus on psychological factors in stereotyping and prejudice. Issues to be addressed include: Why do people stereotype? Where do prejudices and stereotypes come from? Why are some groups stereotyped and not others? How do stereotypes influence social perception? What are the social, motivational, and cognitive functions of stereotypes? Do stereotyping and prejudice happen automatically? Can we control and reduce stereotyping and prejudice?  How are the targets of stereotyping affected by stereotypes?

    The course is a seminar with discussion format and some supplementary lecture. Readings are primary research articles. Grades are based on research papers and participation.


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    145 Young T   2:10 AM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Instructor Email Office Office Hours
    Jeff Sherman , Ph.D. 102B Young Hall W: 12-2