Classroom Exercises

Introduction

These exercises have been contributed by colleagues in response to requests for exercises designed to raise the awareness of psychology students about social class and socioeconomic issues. In some cases, the descriptions have been condensed from what was originally received, or have been modified to make them more specific to socioeconomic status (SES). The exercises are presented in alphabetical order, with the names of contributors noted in parentheses; their cooperation in this project is acknowledged with thanks.

The following index of key concepts is provided to assist with choosing useful exercises.

Attitudes: Project Implicit
Discrimination: Institutional Discrimination
Income : Allocation, Baby Egg
Oppression : Making a Connection, Re-Envisioning
Privilege: Class Privilege, Privilege Exercise
Property: Legacy Monopoly
Resources: Collage, Hunger, Social Class