PSYC 373

Perceiving Self and Other

This course explores how people make sense of themselves and others in the dynamic context of social interaction. Students read and discuss classic and current empirical research in the areas of self-perception, interpersonal perception, and intergroup perception. Readings and discussion focus on theoretical knowledge supported by basic research on human cognition, motivation, and behavior and the relevance of that knowledge for issues of practical and personal importance such as academic achievement, interpersonal relationships, stereotyping, stigma, racism, sexism, aggression, homelessness, and criminal justice.

Prerequisites: PSYC 201 and one additional 200-400 level psychology course, or permission of instructor.