PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Fall 2022, Section 010 - Social Psychology of Racial Inequality
Instruction Mode: Section 010 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
1 - 4
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
One of the following: PSYCH 111, 112, 114, or 115.
Other Course Info:
Only 6 credits of PSYCH 400, 401, 402 combined may be counted toward a concentration plan in Psychology, and a maximum of 12 credits may be counted toward graduation.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

Social Psychology of Racial Inequality

402 years after the introduction of slavery in America, and 156 years after its abolition, the United States remains a stratified and segregated society. What are factors that contribute to inequities, what are their consequences for how people think about the world around them, and how can we seek to address them?


This semester, you will work on projects addressing this question as part of the Mind in Society Lab (MiSL). Our research lab works at the intersection of individual psychology and institutional inequality, drawing from a range of techniques. 


The goals of this experience are twofold. First, you will contribute to research by working on one of several projects. We will spend the first part of the class covering the basics of current studies in the lab, getting human subjects training from the University of Michigan Institutional Review Board, and setting semester goals. Then, you will work on these projects, by helping to develop stimuli, review relevant literature, design studies, and collect data.


Second, you will learn about research on racial bias and psychological methods more broadly. Part of your learning will come from self-paced modules, covering the what, how, and why of research. You will pick up other lessons on the ground (or in the lab) as you assist with ongoing research. Further, you will learn from your classmates, through conversations in our lab meetings and discussions on Slack.

This course is a meet-together between OS 490.002 and PSYCH 401.010

***You can take this course for 1-4 credits, but 3 credits is the default.

 

Schedule

PSYCH 401 - Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (SEM)
 In Person
28595
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21
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
005 (SEM)
 In Person
30567
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7
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
009 (SEM)
 In Person
36169
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1
F 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Psych 401-009 meets in the Pillsbury Room, East Hall. Take the elevator near the Church St entrance to floor "4M" (Fall 2022).
010 (LAB)
 In Person
34487
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2
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: This course fulfills the Experiential Lab requirement for Psych majors. Contact the instructor to request permission to enroll. PSYCH 401-010 meets with ORGSTUDY 490-001 in WEIS855 (Fall 2022).
011 (SEM)
 In Person
27438
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4
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
013 (SEM)
 In Person
34928
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1
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
015 (SEM)
 In Person
28596
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
016 (SEM)
 In Person
34924
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4
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
017 (SEM)
 In Person
34925
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6
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
018 (SEM)
 In Person
34926
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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