Why are people so willing to humiliate, oppress and even massacre people from other social groups? What are the obstacles impeding the construction of truly multi-ethnic societies in which people from all ethnic groups function as equal partners in the pursuit of the national project? What are the factors responsible for the horrors of the holocaust and similar acts of genocide in places such as Rwanda, Cambodia and Myanmar. In this seminar we will explore those aspects of human nature which lie at the root of the seemingly intractable problem of social exclusion and oppression. We will... Read more about Freshman Seminar 71U The Psychological Roots of Oppression
This course provides an in-depth and comprehensive exposure to the theoretical and methodological issues within the social psychology of racism and prejudice research. Approaches will include sociology, political science, and anthropology.
Enrollment: Limited to 20. Undergraduates admitted with permission of instructor. May not be taken by people who have previously taken African and African American Studies 241.
Enrollment in PSY 2570r offers undergraduates an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a social psychology research lab studying mechanisms of relevance to real-world issues. Enrollment consists primarily of engaging in research support to your lab supervisor, who will be drawn from the members of the lab. Research support can include involvement in any and all stages of the research process, from experimental planning to the design of materials, to running studies in the laboratory and cleaning and preparing the data for analysis. Though research tasks depend on the...