Psychology for Social Change

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Psychology for Social Change

Spring 2022

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)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 5:17am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 510

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022