MLK's Legacy Resonates Through Psychology Course

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Collette Custin’s childhood was spent living on the south side of Chicago, which left her well-versed in the realities of racial prejudice, tense relations and conflict between majority and minority groups.

Now a double major in psychology and sociology, Custin ‘12 is taking Psychology 328 — a course that examines stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination — during this intersession.

“I’m really interested in social psychology and I came into this class wanting to learn more,” Custin said. “I wanted to be more well-rounded on the subject.”

As the nation prepares to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and reflect on his legacy, the course, taught by USD Psychology professor James Weyant, includes discussion of King’s powerful message of nonviolence. (Full Story on Inside USD)

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