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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2008

PSY 365G • Gender and Racial Attitudes-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44170 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
SEA 3.250
BIGLER

Course Description

The course is an in-depth examination of psychological research on gender and racial attitudes. We will discuss the definition and historical context of gender and racial attitudes in the U.S. Next, we will examine the acquisition and developmental trajectories of gender and racial attitudes in children, as well as their functioning in adults. We will also carefully examine what is known about the effects of individuals' gender and racial attitudes on their social relationships, academic and vocational goals, memory, and sense of personal identity. A section will also be devoted to research on interventions designed to promote attitude change among children and adults.

Grading Policy

Midterm: 20 multiple choice, 2 essays 40pts Journal 10 pts Reaction paper: 5-7 pp. 20pts Letter: 1-2 pp. 10 pts Interview: 3-5 pp. 10pts Term Paper: 10-15 pp. 40pts Attendance/Class participation 20pts Total: 150pts

Texts

A packet of readings is required and will be available from Abel's CopieS

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