When group conflict is increasing, how can we reach defensive students to teach about the dangers of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination? I describe three activities for a Social Psychology course taught in Hong Kong and in the context of Hong Kong’s protests. I aim to help students empathize with and understand experiences of other local minorities, and become aware of and empowered to fight against natural cognitive biases. The activities ask students to face their own prejudices, including discussing potentially inflammatory topics such as the connection between pro-democracy protests and prejudice against mainland Chinese, and persuade them to want to change. Copyright © 2021 by their respective authors. This collection of essays and chapters as a compendium is Copyright © 2021 Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
|Title of host publication
|Incorporating diversity in classroom settings: Real and engaging examples for various psychology courses
|Maria S. WONG, Lauri WEINER, Jessica CERNIAK, Lydia T. S. YEE
|Place of Publication
|Society for the Teaching of Psychology
|Published - 2021