ERIC Number: ED358027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Incorporating Psychology into an Interdisciplinary Course on Science and Prejudice.
Slusher, Morgan P.
This paper described an interdisciplinary course on the interaction between prejudice and the conduct of science. Scientists often possess the same prejudices as others in their culture. Students learn how subtle prejudice can affect the processes of science. This course examines major scientific endeavors that have been influenced by the prejudices of society and served to "justify" those prejudices. The measurement of racial differences in human intelligence, the study of sexual orientation, and the study of gender differences all illustrate how biases and assumptions have led scientists to misinterpret or even falsify data. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (100th, Washington, DC, August 14-18, 1992).