Psychology of the Holocaust

The unique historic events that have come to be known as the Holocaust will be used as a vehicle to analyze and explore psychological concepts such as attitude formation, personality development, discrimination, the bystander effect, learned behavior, motivation and multiple aspects of both individual and group behavior. This course will examine how diverse forms of individual and social behavior can exist in the midst of a dysfunctional social order like that of Germany prior to and during the Holocaust, as well as explore other acts of genocide.

Credits: 1.0 (0.5 per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 2 semesters/18-36 weeks
State Course Number: 156100
Credit Acquisition
NCAA Approved