Psychology for Social Change

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychology for Social Change
Spring 2023
Taught By: Pantea Farvid
Section: A

CRN: 10959

Credits: 3

This advanced social and applied psychology course builds on NPSY2301 Social Psychology, offering students an in-depth engagement with psychological approaches, research and methodologies focused on critical inquiry, social justice, and social change. The course covers both the various critical theories (from inside and outside of psychology) that inform such approaches, as well as the psychological sub-disciplines that do this "applied" work. To this end, students will learn about critical social psychology, feminist psychology, community psychology, liberation psychology, indigenous psychology and social change-oriented therapies. Various methodologies associated with these approaches - such as participatory action research, creative methods and discursive psychology – are also covered. While there is some overlap among these bodies of work, the history and nuances associated with each are teased out. As part of this course, students learn how to think through social and psychological problems, and to design research, advocacy campaigns, or other interventions that can foster "social change" – at the individual, interpersonal, community, policy and theory level. This is a hands-on, collaborative, interdisciplinary and applied course that seeks to address some of the most pressing issues facing us in the contemporary context.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 11:44am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023