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FroSoCo: myth vs. fact

“So, it was nice to meet you! Where are you living?” “I’m in FroSoCo!” “Ohhh, I’m sorry to hear that. Isn’t it really quiet and far? Aren’t the people really intense and nerdy?” I have had this type of conversation with several undergraduates here at Stanford. FroSoCo stands for Freshman Sophomore College, and it is…

Classy Classes: PSYCH 148S — The Psychology of Bias: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination

PSYCH 148S: “The Psychology of Bias: Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination” is a three unit course where students gain an understanding of societal bias and ways to combat it. The class incorporates research and studies from social, cognitive, affective, developmental, cultural and neural perspectives to analyze the processes that reflect and perpetuate group biases.


Prioritization of people’s background and identity over individuals themselves is a major problem here in the United States. Character, ideas and contributions are undervalued compared to people’s backgrounds. Before our names and our humanity, we are our race, ethnicity or gender. We are “the Turk,” “the black guy” or “the Asian girl.” Often, to people from other…