APS Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
The Association for Psychological Science is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of our leadership, membership, activities, staff, and field. Including members of underrepresented groups in meaningful ways is a vital part of this commitment. Acknowledging the harmful roles that racism and other forms of discrimination and exclusion have played in all aspects of society, including our field, is critical in order to turn this commitment into action. This includes investigating potential consequences within our own organization.
We fully embrace the guiding organizational principle that psychological science has the ability to transform society for the better and can and must play a central role in advancing human welfare and the public interest. To that end, we support the pursuit of a wide variety of scientific work that furthers our understanding of the causes and harmful effects of racism, stereotypes, and inequities; the psychological and societal benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the most effective ways to foster these outcomes and advance a more just and equitable world.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee
Mary Murphy, Chair, Indiana University
Shauna Cooper, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ann Kring, University of California, Berkeley
Jean-Phillipe Laurenceau, University of Delaware
Tran Le, Texas Tech University
Keith Maddox, Tufts University
Sheri Mizumori, University of Washington
Seth Pollak, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Public & Media Engagement
- Gender in a Nonbinary World
- Casual Sex, Self Esteem, and the Prejudices Women Face
- A Psychologist’s View of Racism and Inequality
- The Story Behind “The Future of Women in Psychological Science”
- Marginalized Graduate Student Survival Kit
- National Research Mentoring Network Resources for APS Members
- Funded 11 APS Student Members to participate in training as Wiki Scholars with the specific goal of adding information about Black psychologists to Wikipedia. As of May 1, 2021, they had added entries, edited 17 Wikipedia articles related to psychology, especially Black psychologists, and added 16,700 words to Wikipedia and 129 references/citations. The articles they improved reached 45,900 readers in the first month since the project ended.