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Module

PSY3047 : The Social Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Trevor James
  • Lecturer: Dr Carla Chivers
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The aims of this module are to further students understanding of prejudice and discrimination, the theories that underpin it, the experimental methods used to investigate it and the issues surrounding these methods. Students will also gain an understanding of the open science framework and its importance within social psychology.

Outline Of Syllabus

Students will cover a broad range of contemporary topics throughout the module which will be reviewed annually to ensure that students are studying the most up-to-date theories and advancements from literature with a strong emphasis on up-to-date research methods. Indicative Syllabus Plan:
•       Introduction to stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and dehumanisation
•       How social psychologists study prejudice
•       Theories of prejudice and discrimination
•       Old fashion vs. contemporary forms of prejudice
•       Individual differences and prejudice
•       The development of prejudice
•       Reducing prejudice and discrimination
•       Understanding implicit approaches to the study of prejudice, e.g. unconscious bias

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable