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The Psychology of Social Stigma

Psychological & Brain Sciences 5225 - Spring 2021

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 and variation in the experience of stigma. Finally, we will examine high-status groups' perceptions of bias (e.g. perceptions of anti-white discrimination). PREREQ: Graduate standing in Psychological & Brain Sciences, or related field with permission of instructor.
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The Psychology of Social Stigma
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