PSY304 : Psychology of Slavery

This will be an online course that will explore the effects of slavery on the enslaved person, the owner/trafficker, and society in general. Psychological and physical trauma associated with slavery both in the past and present will be explored. More specifically, this will include an examination of the cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, cultural and physical trauma experienced by enslaved persons. This course will also focus on the psychological effects of slavery on modern society including topics such as dominant and subordinate groups, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, cognitive frameworks and stereotypes, identity formation, and attitudes of apathy. In addition, the class will include a special focus on the Underground Railroad and modern forms of slavery in Kentucky.



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