Landscapes of Injustice: Psychology and Social Change (PSY4238.01)

Sean Akerman

What role can psychology play in the aftermath of collective trauma? What are the responsibilities psychologists have to those who have suffered catastrophe? How does psychology engage with the realities of survival? In this course, we will we explore the ways in which psychology participates in social change. In particular, we will look at how psychology engages with the aftermath of collective injustice and upheaval by studying the issues of: post-war communities, environmental crisis, civil rights abuses, education, and much more. Students should have a year of previous coursework in psychology before entering the course.

Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Credits: 4
T 2:10pm - 4:00pm; F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Updates, 4000, Psychology, Sean Akerman.