|48252||Dr. Nathan Arbuckle||M, W 2:30pm - 3:50pm|
As the United States grows more diverse, gaining a better understanding of intergroup interactions will become increasingly important. This is particularly true in light of recent events such as heated debates over immigration policy, and a resurgence of white nationalism around the country. In this course, we will examine the social psychological processes that explain reactions to diversity. This will include the exploration of processes such as stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination, as well as trust, acceptance, and compassion. Topics will cover a variety of social identities (e.g., race, sexual orientation, etc.), variables (e.g., power differences, authoritarianism, etc.), and settings (e.g., educational, organizational, etc.).