November 18, 2004

Stroessner, Steven Silver_nugget
Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

Every psych major ought to be required to take this class. That being said, it can be fairly hard to get into as Prof. Stroessner is deservedly in high demand. He is an excellent teacher, challenged both our perceptions of the world and our academic skills. In retrospect, this class seems easy, but while I was taking it was very time consuming. The time spent was soooo worthwhile, I have learned so much about both theories in psychology and psychological research methods that all of my other psych classes became extremely easy. The skills I learned in this class allowed me to get a summer research job and a TAship that would otherwise have been out of my league. This course might be a bit too much for non-psych majors, but you aren't likely to get in anyway. For psych majors, take social psych as soon as possible if only so you can take this course.

Workload:

intense, but I loved every minute of it. 3 journal articles a week, weekly response questions. Lead one class discussion. Final Project: write a journal article, without the data.