African American Psychology
This course is an introductory course in the study of psychology from an African-American
perspective. This course compares and contrasts theories from a traditional European-centered
approach and the Afrocentric approach. These distinctively different approaches
will be analyzed according to their respective abilities to explain the life experiences,
cognition, and behaviors of African-Americans. Topics to be covered include: black
identity development, racism, cultural bias in psychological testing, Black behaviorism,
Black self-hatred, the history of Black psychology, and the mental health of AfricanAmericans.
Prerequisite: PSYC 200. Offered alternate years.