Science for Society is an APS webinar series focused on educating the public and bringing psychological science to decision-makers working to solve real world problems. In addition to psychological scientists, participants include public policy decision-makers, news reporters, advocates, and scholars from adjacent fields.
To create lasting social change, psychological scientists should look at marginalized communities as more than just subjects of their research, but actual partners in their work.
That was a primary theme from the Oct. 18 APS Science for Society webinar on helping underrepresented populations through community-oriented research, where four scientists presented their own findings and insights on the best scientific approaches to understanding and reducing health disparities and other inequities. The discussion focused on a collaborative scientific approach known as community-based participatory research (CBPR).