Definitions of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination
Stereotyping as oversimplification, leading to positive and negative evaluations
Description and evaluation of studies of prejudice and of discrimination, including the work of Adorno (authoritarian personality, including the F-scale), Tajfel (In-groups and Out-groups) and Sherif (Robbers’ Cave) and inter-group conflict.
Explanations of prejudice and discrimination
Ways of reducing prejudice and discrimination, using evidence from studies including the work of Sherif (1961), Aronson (1978), Elliott (1977) and Harwood (2003).
Evaluation of these ways of reducing prejudice and discrimination
Contemporary practical implications of research into stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination and their benefits and drawbacks.