The Politics of Prejudice in Psychology: A Syllabus and Bibliography

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Mary Ballard Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: This course was created to examine institutionalized prejudice in the field of psychology. Psychology, as a discipline, has been an arena for examining the structure and etiology of prejudice (Duckitt; Myers). Coetaneously, psychology has been rife with institutionalized prejudice in terms of theories, especially Freud's theory (see Kittay; Westerlund; the investigation of intelligence (e.g., Gould; Zuckerman and Brody) sex differences (e.g., Baumeister; Gould), and racial differences (e.g., Fairchild; Gould), and in diagnostic criteria and categorization (e.g., Franks; Tavris; Wright et al.). This course was designed to examine these issues and to look for ways in which we might contribute to more objective research, teaching, and service in psychology and allied disciplines. This overview focuses primarily on prejudice in the areas of psychometry and diagnostics.

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Ballard, M. E. (1995). The politics of prejudice in psychology: A Syllabus and bibliography. Feminist Teacher, 9(1): 16-21. (Spring/Summer 1995) Published by the University of Illinois Press (ISSN: 1934-6034).
Language: English
Date: 1995

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