Courses with emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion

  • PSY 23900 Psychology of Women
    The purpose of the course is to provide an overview of the psychology of women. Topics include stereotyping, women and achievement, aggression and power, the psychological concept of androgyny, and attitudes toward feminism.
  • PSY 24000 Introduction to Social Psychology
    A broad survey in current knowledge about human social behavior. Topics covered include aggression, attraction and love, social influence, attitudes and attitude change, nonverbal communication, leadership, prejudice and discrimination, and application of social psychology to law, medicine, and other fields.
  • PSY 24400 Introduction to Human Sexuality
    This course will provide a broad survey of research on human sexuality from a psychosocial perspective. Topics covered include research methods, gender identity, sexual orientation, reproductive anatomy, typical and atypical sexual behavior, and sexual difficulties and their treatments.
  • PSY 33500 Stereotyping and Prejudice
    This course examines the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from a social psychological perspective. Relying on empirical findings and relevant theoretical approaches, the course moves beyond lay opinions to explore the social psychological foundations and forms of stereotyping and prejudice, and to examine various strategies for reducing intergroup biases.
  • PSY 39200 Diversity and Inclusion
    Various topics that may change from semester to semester are presented by Psychological Sciences department faculty.
  • PSY 43200 Social Psychology in Film
    This course examines theory and research in experimental social psychology and uses popular films to assist in provoking thought and analysis of the theory and research. 
  • PSY 46400 Research Ethics in Psychological Sciences
    Research Ethics broadly refers to the application of everyday values, such as fairness, honesty, and objectivity to scientific research. This course is designed to provide broad coverage of the ethical standards that research scientists must follow and allow exploration of various real-world ethical issues in the psychological sciences.

Purdue research opportunities for minority students

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