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Spring 2022 Psychology UN2660 section 001
Stigma and Belonging in a Diverse Societ
Stigma & Belonging

Call Number 14392
Day & Time
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
603 Hamilton Hall
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Michael J Naft
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course seeks to (1) illuminate the psychological pathways through which stigma impacts members of devalued social groups, and (2) investigate the mechanisms through which interventions at different levels of an ecological system either succeed or fail.  The course broadly considers identity devaluation, discrimination, and exclusion as general processes that apply to a range of social categories and status characteristics, including sexual orientation, obesity, mental illness, racial and ethnic identity, physical disability, immigration status, and having a criminal record.  Conceptualizing stigma as a multi-level construct, we will focus on both psychological and structural mechanisms through which stigma harms its targets and contributes to population-level inequalities.  While the course will draw primarily on the literature in social psychology, we will also consider research and writing from other disciplines, including clinical psychology, sociology, public health, and law.  Over the course of the semester, we will also consider methodological issues in psychological research, including ways in which stigma, its impacts, and intervention effects can be measured. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Psychology
Enrollment 37 students (50 max) as of 6:12PM Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Subject Psychology
Number UN2660
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Note Class will be held MW 11:40-12:55
Section key 20221PSYC2660W001

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