Intergroup relations

Faculteit Gedrags- en MaatschappijWetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode PSB3E-SP02
Vaknaam Intergroup relations
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Intergroup relations
Leerdoelen To give insight into the causes and consequences of intergroup behavior, with an emphasis on prejudice and discrimination. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply relevant concepts and theories in intergroup relations and prejudice to answer the following questions: Why are people prejudiced? How do prejudice and discrimination manifest themselves (e.g., in organizations)? What are the consequences of prejudice and discrimination? Are there ways to prevent prejudice and discrimination from occurring?
Omschrijving The course gives an overview of the most relevant theoretical and empirical developments in the social psychology of intergroup processes. The first part of this course centers around why people are prejudiced, when and how stereotypes manifest themselves, and how this relates to discrimination. The second part focuses on what central theories in intergroup relations, such as Social Identity Theory, can tell us about why people differentiate between groups. At lecture 5, we start to take into account the target’s perspective: how does it feel to be discriminated against? How do targets respond to discrimination? Here we also consider questions such as: How do people learn to live with negative identities, such as being a member of a discriminated group? What kinds of emotions does this cause? The final part of this course (last lecture) will bring all you have learnt so far in this course together to consider potential ways to reduce prejudice and discrimination. Are there ways to improve intergroup relations and potentially even achieve social change? Throughout the course, we stress societal implications of what we are teaching. To give you some more hands on experience with this, part of the course consists of an assignment in which you apply your knowledge of intergroup relations to write an opinion piece for the newspaper.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege
Toetsvorm opdracht, schriftelijk tentamen (meerkeuze)
(The examination consists of a multiple choice exam as well as an individual assignment in which you write a newspaper letter. This assignment constitutes part of your final grade. Students who fail to hand in an assignment receive a fail for this part of the course.)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator Dr. Y. Koc
Docent(en) Dr. Y. Koc ,Prof. Dr. R. Spears
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The psychology of prejudice and discrimination. Third edition B E. Whitley Jr & M. E. Kite 9781138947542 ca. €  65,00
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba psychologie (EN)  (Ba3 (EN) psychologie) 3 semester II a keuze
Ba psychologie (NL)  (Ba3 psychologie) 3 semester II a keuze
Course units for exchange students BSc level - Spring semester (Feb-Jun) - semester II a keuze PS