Psychology of African Americans (Effective Spring 2015)
Credits: 3
Department: PSY Psychology
Subject: Psychology
This course presents the psychological principles shaping the personality of African Americans. The course includes a critique of the applicability of theories and measures across societal and cultural groups such as "traditional" statistics, racial myths, discriminatory thinking and behavior. Analysis of attitudes and behaviors which develop in non-prejudiced and prejudicial socio-economic, educational and political systems and ways to counteract them are reviewed. This course emphasizes proactive African-American leadership and the lifestyle of individual African Americans and their community.