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Student Notebook

Developing Theory With the Grounded-Theory Approach and Thematic Analysis

Grounded theory is an approach by which theory is extended from qualitative analysis. It began nearly 5 decades ago and has since developed and diversified. This article outlines a process of thematic analysis directed by the grounded-theory approach and discusses the conditions under which this process is most suitable. ... More>


Cover Story

When the Majority Becomes the Minority

Rapidly expanding racial and ethnic diversity in many industrialized countries has sparked a new wave of research on the ways people react to changes in their power and social status. ... More>


Reducing Intergroup Conflict Through Contact

In a 2015 meta-analysis, psychological scientists examined the effectiveness of intergroup contact at reducing ethnic prejudice. ... More>


Observer Article

Why Should Psychological Science Care About Diversity?

A 2010 analysis of articles published in leading psychology journals showed that 95% of all samples came from Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic societies. APS Fellow Robert M. Sellers wants his field to study a broader cross-section of humanity — with investigators from underrepresented groups at the helm. ... More>


Observer Article

New Immigrants, New Research Opportunities

Immigrant study participants can expose the limitations of “universal” theories that are based exclusively on data from small, homogenous groups, says David Rollock. And immigrants who don’t fit into established ethnic or religious categories spur scientists to refine outdated measures and methodologies. Rollock, along with APS Fellow Gilad Chen, Belinda Campos, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participates in a cross-cutting theme program on immigration. ... More>