Academy of Lifelong Learning - "Sociology"
Impacts of Conscious and Unconscious Stereotyping
Many decisions and conclusions are formed outside our conscious awareness. Of particular concern are the associated health effects of implicit age stereotyping. Age stereotyping (a negative attitude toward older adults) is robust and widespread, and no society seems exempt. Computer research methods make it possible to distinguish our conscious and subconscious attitudes toward broad social categories. This 2-part course presents an overview of implicit and explicit stereotyping with a focus on age stereotypes. Participants will complete an online research test on their own time before returning to the second part of the course for discussion.
Thursdays, October 3 & 10
EIU Blair Hall, Room 3108
Sally Ryan, Instructor
Academy Member: $30; Non-member: $60
Register by September 24, 2013 (limit 15 participants)