Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 
    May 29, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYCH 464 - Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Violence

Credits: 4
An examination of the processes underlying conflict and violence between groups, with an emphasis on Social and Political Psychology. By use of experiential activities, discussions, audiovisual material, and group work, we examine the nature of structural violence and proceed to discuss the dynamics behind conflict escalation and direct violence. Topics include the cognitive roots of conflict escalation, personality factors in aggression and violence, justification of violence, the psychology of torture and genocide, the role of women and children in armed conflicts, and what psychology can contribute to intergroup dialogue, contact, and post-conflict healing and reconciliation.

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, or PSYCH 206  and one of PSYCH 160 , PSYCH 162  or PSYCH 164 .

Distribution Requirements: PD, SB.

This course satisfies the structures of power and privilege (SPP) requirement for Psychology majors.