The Political Psychology of Racial Prejudice

Presented by Darren Davis

This course explores the hard-wiring of racial prejudice in individuals and the various ways racial prejudice is used in politics. Relying on major themes from social psychology and political psychology, this course focuses on the social and political implications of social identity, stereotyping, implicit racial bias, and racial resentment. Because we are now living in an age of intense racial polarization in which mostly everyone considers themselves a racial expert, the research literature will be heavily emphasized.

About Darren Davis

Darren Davis is a professor of Political Science. His areas of research interest include political behavior, public opinion, political psychology, survey methodology, and racial politics. Professor Davis' scholarly research has appeared in the most prestigious journals in Political Science. His most recent book explores the consequences of racial prejudice among African American Catholics.