Differential Psychology II

This course introduces psychological gender and diversity research and is based on the one hand on the four-layer model by Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe (1993) and on the other hand currently on the ‘multidimensional, multifacet and multilevel’ diversity paradigm by James Jones and John Dovidio (2018). After a concise introduction to central concepts around diversity and social categorisation processes, the difference categories gender, sexual orientation, generativity, age, class, ethnicity, disability, and beauty are presented and critically discussed with regard to their theorisation, current findings, and psychological significance in practice (psychological treatment, work psychology and diversity management). In the exercises, current studies on the individual categories of difference are read, and social categorisation processes in media discourse are analysed.