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PSYC BC3379 Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice. 4 points.

Prerequisites: (PSYC BC1001) Permission of the instructor.

Review of current literature from experimental social psychology pertaining to stereotyping and prejudice. Topics include: functions and costs of stereotyping, the formation and maintenance of stereotypes, and stereotype change. Recent research concerning the role of cognitive processes in intergroup perception will be emphasized.