ORGSTUDY 425 - Psychology of Inequality: Causes of Inequality and Potential Solutions
Winter 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted for OS students who have completed or are enrolled in ORGSTUDY 205 or PSYCH 487 (Topic #30: Psychology of Inequality & Prejudice).
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Enforced Prerequisites:
SEE BULLETIN - ORGSTUDY 425
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

This course examines psychological theories about why intergroup prejudice, discrimination, and inequality are ubiquitous, both in organizations and beyond. We consider the possibility that human evolution predisposes us to be biased in favor of the groups we belong to over other groups, and explore how human motivation and social contexts work in conjunction to produce behavior that either increases or decreases social inequality. We will also consider how the way our minds work, independent of any motivation to be prejudiced, can lead to bias and discrimination. In addition to examining the causes of discrimination and inequality, we will examine possible paths forward to greater equality and inclusion (in organizations and in society more broadly). Throughout the course, we will examine the scientific evidence (data) supporting each theory or intervention we discuss, so that we can “check” our understanding of the problems we consider, and consider the effectiveness of solutions that have been proposed.

Class Format:

As a DC (Distance due to COVID) course, all aspects of this course will be fully compatible with remote online learning. All class sessions will require synchronous virtual participation.

Schedule

ORGSTUDY 425 - Psychology of Inequality: Causes of Inequality and Potential Solutions
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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