What psychological concepts contribute to people treating others who are different from themselves in discriminatory and unequal ways
PURPOSE OF PAPER:
The purpose of this academic paper is to combine concepts from several textbook chapters and respond to a specific, current issue that psychology can help inform. You will have to think about the information you find in the textbook because there will not be a particular location where you can find a direct answer to this assignment’s specific question.
CURRENT ISSUE AND SITUATION:
Universities and workplaces—including Clark—face the challenge of how to create a vibrant climate so that all members, regardless of background or characteristics, can flourish and make a positive contribution to the organization’s and to each other’s well-being. Clark’s administration has asked you, as a person knowledgeable about psychology, to provide a short, well-written, two-part academic argument explaining the 2 to 3 psychological concepts you think are most influential in creating problems with diversity and inclusion (that is, how humans discriminate against and exclude those who are different from themselves). Then, focused on those specific psychological concepts you chose as problem-causers, explain how 1 to 2 other psychological concepts provide hope for overcoming those specific problems (that is, how humans build relationships, cooperation, and prosocial opportunities across differences). THE TWO-PART QUESTION YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ANSWER (each part should be approximately 750 words—use your words well!):
Part A: What psychological concepts contribute to people treating others who are different from themselves in discriminatory and unequal ways