The Neuroscience of Prejudice

ORG LP749 - The Neuroscience of Prejudice

Credits: 2

This course uses neuroscience and psychological frameworks to examine prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination to enhance understanding, development, and practice of organizational inclusive leadership. Students will explore evidence of the underlying neurological processes and deleterious influences that prejudice related to age, ableism, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and poverty have on organizational productivity, effectiveness, and well-being at individual, group, and whole system levels. Throughout the course, students will explore psychological, sociocultural, and media perspectives to recognize the complexity of the formation, activation, and strategies for reducing and responding to prejudice and discrimination as imperative interventions of inclusive leadership in the 21st century.