Course description: The course focuses on the topic of prejudice. We start with an overview about the concept and theories of stereotype, prejudice, discrimination and the possible reasons of prejudice. Then continue with the discussion about the types of prejudice, the old-fashioned and modern type, mostly regarding to racism and sexism. The course also discussing the societal –historical context and the consequences of prejudice, especially focusing on antisemitism and the Holocaust.
Week 1: Introduction to intergroup relations
Smith, E.R, Mackie, D.M.: Social Psychology (chapter? )
Week 2: Social identity and self categorization theory
Tajfel, H., & Turner, J. C. (1986). "The social identity theory of intergroup behaviour". In S. Worchel & W. G. Austin.Psychology of Intergroup Relations. Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall. pp. 7–24.
Haslam, S. A.; Ellemers, N.; Reicher, S. D.; Reynolds, K. J.; Schmitt, M. T. (2010). Postmes, T.; Branscombe, N. R., eds. "The social identity perspective tomorrow: Opportunities and avenues for advance". Rediscovering social identity (Psychology Press): 357–379.
Week 3-4 Stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination
Smith, E.R, Mackie, D.M.: Social Psychology (chapter?)
Brown, R. (1995). Prejudice: Its Social Psychology. Oxford: Blackwell (chapter?)
Week 5: Dehumanization
Leyens, J-P., Paladino, P. M., Rodriguez- Torres, R., Vaes, J. Demoulin, S., Rodriguez-Perez, A., Gaunt, R.(2000): The emotional side of prejudice: The attribution of secondary emotions to ingroups and outgroups, Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14., (2), 186-197
Haslam, N. (2006): Dehumanization: An Integrative review, Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10 (3), 252-264
Roccas, Sonia; Klar, Yechiel; Liviatan, Ido: The paradox of group-based guilt: Modes of national identification, conflict vehemence, and reactions to the in-group's moral violations., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 91(4), Oct 2006, 698-711
Golec de Zavala, A,Cichocka, A., Eidelson, R., & Jayawickreme, N. "Collective narcissism and its social consequences" Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 97.6 (2009): 1074-1096.
Shnabel, N. & Nadler, A. (2008). A needs-based model of reconciliation: Satisfying the differential emotional needs of victim and perpetrator as a key to promoting reconciliation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 116-132.
Nadler, A., Malloy, T., Fisher J.D. (2008): Social Psychology of Intergroup Reconciliation: From Violent Conflict to Peaceful Co-Existence, Oxford University Press (chapter?)
Doosje, B., Branscombe, N. R., Spears, R., Manstead, A. S. R. (1998): Guilty by association: When one’s group has a negative history. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 872–886.
Week 11: Apology-forgiveness
Blatz, C. W., Schumann, K., & Ross, M. (2009) Government apologies for historical
injustices. Political Psychology, 30, 219-241.
Week 12: Collective trauma
Assman, A (2010): From Collective Violence to a Common Future: Four Models for Dealing with a Traumatic Past in: Gonçalves da Silva, H. et al. (eds.), Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp.8-23
Mitscherlich A, Mitscherlich, M. (1975): The Inability to Mourn: Principles of Collective Behavior, Grove Press
Welzer, H. (2005) Grandpa Wasn’t a Nazi: The Holocaust in Germany Family Remembrance. New York: American Jewish Committee.
Pennebaker, J.W., & Harber, K. (1993) A social stage model of collective coping: The Loma Prieta Earthquake and The Persian Gulf War. Journal of Social Issues, 49(4), 125–145.
Bar-Tal, D., Chernyak-Hai, L., Schori, N., Gundar, A. (2009): A sense of self-perceived collective victimhood in intractable conflicts. International Red Cross Review, 91, 229-277
Noor, M., Shnabel, N., Halabi, S., & Nadler, A. (2012). When suffering begets suffering:The psychology of competitive victimhood between adversarial groups in violent conflicts. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 16, 351–374