Stacey Sinclair

Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs
Department of Psychology & Woodrow Wilson School
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Psychology
Ph.D, Psychology
525 Peretsman-Scully Hall
Stacey Sinclair


AAS 384 / PSY 384
Prejudice: Its Causes, Consequences & Cures

Prejudice is one of the most contentious topics in modern American society. There is debate regarding its causes, pervasiveness, and impact. The goal of this course is to familiarize students with the psychological research relevant to these questions. We will review theoretical perspectives on prejudice to develop an understanding of its cognitive, affective, and motivational underpinnings. We will also discuss how these psychological biases relate to evaluations of, and behavior toward, members of targeted groups. In addition, research-based strategies for reducing prejudice will be discussed.