CLASS CANCELLED MARCH 17TH
Click here to see a list of resources relevant to the BBC production of the Experiment.
Click here to view who is assigned to what reading.
Click here to view the New York Times website that allows you to determine your "social class".
Click here to view the website associaed with the documentary "People Like Us".
Click here to read the New York Times piece about social psychologists' bias against conservatives.
Click here to explore the virture inventory.
will meet Thursdays, 8:00 to 11:40 am in Stevenson 3044.
Upon completing this course, students should be able to evaluate and
apply current psychological theory and research to understanding current
intergroup conflicts and public policy issues.
psychological theories and research relevant to social justice and intergroup
why justice considerations shape human behavior.
justice and intergroup theories to understanding ordinary behavior.
evaluate research findings designed to test psychological models of
This course also is designed to contribute to the following Psychology
Department learning objectives:
- Students should be able to apply psychological theories and concepts
to problems and questions they find personally important.
- Students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of differences and
similarities in the way that people are treated due to gender, race,
ethnicity, culture, class, disabilities and sexual orientation.
- Students should be able to demonstrate the capacity to reflect on
one's cultural identity (and an awareness of how implicit cultural assumptions
color our behavior).
Course readings include selected chapters from Tyler, Boeckmann, Smith & Huo (1997) and peer-reviewed journal articles. Student presentations will focus on the empirical journal articles, the book chapters will summarize background material. “Current Events” articles will be added to the reading list during the semester (they will be linked to the website reading list).
information about relevant university policies, go to: http://www.sonoma.edu/uaffairs/policies/studentinfo.shtml
Heather Smith, Ph.D.
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