Social Psych of the Holocaust

This course takes an unflinching look into the darkest corners of human nature, explored through the social psychological lens. Using the Holocaust as a stark example, we will learn how powerful social psychological phenomena can contribute to the human capacity for brutality and cruelty. We will explore the roles of attitude formation, propaganda, prejudice, discrimination, scapegoating, aggression, bystander behavior, and more as we seek to come to terms with the events of the Holocaust and the behaviors of the individuals caught up in those events. Along the way we will learn lessons applicable to modern-day acts of human cruelty both large and small, and identify characteristics of societies that either facilitate or deter mass killings and genocides. 3 credits.

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PSY-222 Sections for Fall 2019

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PSY-222, Section 002 — CRN #16517
3 Credit Hours — Classroom

Patricia Kress

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Scheduled Meeting Times
TypeLocationDate(s)Day / Time
LectureBrighton Campus
Building 11, Room 300
Aug 26th, 2019 – Dec 21st, 2019Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Type Lecture
Location Brighton Campus
Building 11, Room 300
Date(s) Aug 26th, 2019 – Dec 21st, 2019
Day / Time Tuesday, Thursday
9:30 am - 10:45 am