Catalog 2021-2022

PSY 304 The Psychology of Prejudice

Prejudice, which is a negative attitude toward an individual due to his or her group membership, still exists in the modern world. And it is a problem that is even deeper than we think. It is something strongly rooted in humanity that seems to serve several fundamental psychological functions. In this course, we will explore prejudice using a scientific lens and attempt to answer some crucial questions such as the following: Why does prejudice exist? Where does it come from? What forms does it take? How has it evolved throughout history? What functions does it serve? What can we do to reduce or eliminate it?




PSY 101, PSY 211, and one other 200-level course.




spring semester.