An examination of current social science research and theory related to power, power dynamics, and social status. Topics may include; the impact of power and status (or lack thereof) on health, physiology and cognitive performance, the maintenance/destruction of structures of hierarchy, the impact of individual differences related to feelings of domination over social groups and the environment, challenges/barriers related to discussing and disclosing social status, and leadership. The course emphasizes close reading and in-class discussion/presentation of social psychology and behavioral economics research related to power culminating in students writing a detailed research proposal. Prerequisite: PSYCH*162, PSYCH*206, PSYCH*207, and permission of instructor. Distribution Requirements: None.