Prejudice & Stereotyping

PSY 440S

In this upper-level undergraduate seminar, students will be introduced to classic and contemporary research on the psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. We will examine social psychological experimental evidence investigating phenomena and processes associated with people's beliefs about members of social groups (stereotypes), evaluative attitudes toward social group members (prejudice), and behavioral responses toward individuals due to their group membership(s) (discrimination). This course will help you understand when and why people express prejudice and stereotype others as well as to consider how institutions can play a role in perpetuating disparities.


Prerequisite: PSY 101; PSY 204

Curriculum Codes
  • R
  • STS
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring