ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 002 The Psychology of Prejudice and Inequality: Theoretical Foundations and Implications for Organizations
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
OS students will be given preference on the waitlist based on academic standing. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides a survey of the psychology of prejudice and inequality, the scientific study of human feeling, thinking, and behavior in situations involving conflict between groups. That is, the course examines the psychological factors that contribute to the perpetuation of inequality and discrimination. The course considers both proximate (immediate) influences on behavior, such as the current social context as well as distal (more remote) influences on behavior, such as human evolution. Both motivational approaches to understanding prejudice (e.g., explaining prejudice as a consequence of the desire for social dominance) as well as cognitive approaches (e.g., explaining prejudice as a byproduct of automatic associations people learn) are examined. Implications for societal organization and institutional discrimination will be explored.

Class Format:


ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
9Jr or Sr
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
10Jr or Sr
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Students enrolled in ORGSTUDY 495.002 SHOULD NOT enroll in Psych 487.002 as the topic material overlaps substantially
003 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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