Spring 2025

Psychology of Diversity

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-321


Allison Bair (Section 01)


This course provides a deep investigation into issues of diversity from a psychological perspective, including how we can understand both the value of and the threats to diversity with regard to gender, race, age, weight, and more. We will review theory and research from social psychology that provides insight into what we understand about intergroup relations and diversity. We will also consider historical and systemic forces that impact our attitudes and approaches to addressing diversity. Through reading, discussion, short writing assignments and independent research, students in this course will be expected to understand and critique key theories related to the psychology of diversity and intergroup relations, to integrate and apply these theories in the analysis of real-world issues, and to consider diversity issues within a historical and systemic context.

Requisite: PSYC 220. Limited to 18 students. Spring semester. Professor Bair

How to handle overenrollment: Preference will be given to senior psychology majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on written work, readings, oral presentations, independent research, and in-class participation.

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Other years: Offered in Fall 2023, Spring 2025