The Psychology of
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination


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Public Policy 190
UC Berkeley

Professor Jack Glaser

Spring 2001
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am to Noon
3106 Etchevery Hall

Professor Glaser's Spring 2001 Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. 2-3pm (2607 Hearst Ave., Room 312)

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Course Description:

Much of social psychological theory and research over the past century has been concerned with intergroup biases (stereotypes and prejudice) and how they lead to discrimination and violence.  This course will draw upon the rich psychological literature to explore the origins and operation of such biases.  Included will be discussion of classic to contemporary approaches, from the "Authoritarian Personality" to modern methods for measuring unconscious biases.  Implications for intergroup conflict and violence, and anti-discrimination policy will be discussed.

This course is open to undergraduate students from all majors, has no prerequisites, and represents four (4) units of credit.

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