Fall 2011

Stereotypes and Prejudice

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-337


Saaid A. Mendoza (Section 01)


This advanced seminar provides students with an overview of the social psychological study of stereotyping and prejudice. Topics will include the automatic and controlled components of stereotypes, interracial anxiety, workplace discrimination, and the neurocognitive correlates of racially biased behavior. We will learn about intergroup topics through weekly discussions of articles on theoretical and empirical research. The goal of these discussions will be to integrate various perspectives in the field in order to gain an understanding of how stereotypes and prejudices develop, why they are maintained, and how they can be reduced. Students will be expected to participate actively in class discussions, provide written reaction papers, and develop a final research proposal.  

Requisite: PSYC 220. Open to juniors and seniors. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Mendoza.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to students who have pre-registered, with preference for Amherst psychology majors or potential majors.


2015-16: Offered in Fall 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Spring 2014