Change in a Time of Crisis: Bridging Psychological Science and Political Activism

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Change in a Time of Crisis

Summer 2021

Taught By: Daniel Gaztambide

Section: A

CRN: 2561

Credits: 3

What role does psychology have to play in a world wrought by the overlapping pandemics of COVID-19, structural racism, and wealth inequality? How does psychological theory, research, and practice shed light not just on existing inequities, but what to do about them? Drawing on an interdisciplinary dialogue between critical race theory, decolonial theory, and psychological research, this course will review existing knowledge on some of the central issues of our time, and show how psychologists can transform their knowledge and practice into activism locally in their communities and politically. The instructor and students will collaborate on developing experiential participatory action projects to apply their learning not only as budding scientists, but scientist-activists.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: June 7, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 28, 2021 (Wednesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:45pm 10/26/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 6/3/2021 - 8/12/2021