PSYC466-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

The Psychology of Intergroup Relations

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

To provide students with an advanced overview of theories and empirical research on the social psychology of intergroup relations.

This course is designed to provide an advanced overview of theories and empirical research on the psychology of intergroup relations. Over the course of the semester, the course will investigate five related themes from this increasingly popular area within psychology. First, we will explore the blatant, subtle, and unconscious ways in which biases manifest themselves and discuss the tools used to study these biases (e.g., self-report, reaction times, brain imaging, etc.). Second, we will examine the motivational, cognitive, affective, ideological, and evolutionary factors that underlie intergroup bias and conflict. The course will then transition to discussing research on how intergroup biases impact the identity and self-conceptions of members of stigmatized social groups. The course will then offer insight into the ways in which intergroup bias and conflict can be reduced in nation states to achieve greater social harmony in an increasingly multicultural world. And finally, we will examine how the psychology of intergroup relations can be applied to areas as diverse as business, education, criminal justice, and politics.

Learning Outcomes

Beyond learning new and exciting material on the science of intergroup relations, another major goal of this class is to help you develop your critical thinking skills and research ideas. These skills are best developed by expressing your ideas in writing and in-class discussions.

Prerequisites

Subject to the approval of the Head of Department. RP: A Bachelors degree majoring in Psychology and PSYC213 Introduction to Social Psychology or PSYC332 Social Psychology.

Recommended Preparation

A Bachelors degree majoring in Psychology and PSYC213 Introduction to Social Psychology or PSYC332 Social Psychology.

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 437
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun

Course Coordinator

Kumar Yogeeswaran

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Proposal - Paper 50%
Weekly Reaction Papers (3 out of 9) 21%
Weekly Discussion Questions (8 out of 10) 12%
Application Paper 7%
Discussion Leader and In-Class Participation 5%
Research Proposal - Presentation 5%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no set textbook for the course, but a reading list of empirical and review articles will be provided for each topic.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 18

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC466 Occurrences

  • PSYC466-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022