Research finds that the intersecting roles of gender and race combine in unique ways to feed into simple stereotypes that can contribute to complex patterns of discrimination.
On May 21, APS convened a panel of experts on policing and racism. Here is a video and transcript of that event.
We celebrate Black History Month 2022 with a collection of flash talks from the 2021 Virtual Convention that discuss race, anti-racist behaviors, and more.
Repeated incidences of racial discrimination and violence have far reaching consequences for mental health.
A review of some research on police and stereotyping, police officers’ aggressiveness, and the impact of psychological science on policing in the United States.
A study involving Dutch Police Academy recruits suggests that aggressive individuals may be more sensitive to the effects of testosterone when faced with emotionally charged situations.
The Lab @ DC, a research team within the Washington, DC city government, has just released the results of a two-year-long study investigating the effects of police body-worn cameras on policing in DC.
The same experimental standards that apply to scientific research could also be applied to police lineups to improve the accuracy of eyewitness identifications, says APS James McKeen Cattell Fellow Gary L. Wells.
A new report brings psychological science to bear on policing, providing an in-depth analysis of the factors that drive public trust and law-related behavior.
Instructors should be prepared to listen for —and challenge — belief perseverance, and can use this myth to highlight how automatic and difficult belief perseverance can be to overcome.
In the past several years, incidents between community members and the police have highlighted what many have been feeling for a long time–a lack of a sense of police legitimacy.
Children often show remarkable resilience, but survey data shows that repeated exposure to adversity in childhood can have a significant impacts on health and well-being later in life.
An analysis of audio recordings from 380 traffic stops showed distinctive differences in the language that police used when speaking to White drivers compared to African American drivers.
A mix of behavioral research, economic studies, and time-series data portend some unsettling effects of climate change on human social interactions.
Informing the public about African Americans’ disproportionate incarceration rate may actually bolster support for punitive policies that perpetuate inequality, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological
The idea of admitting to a crime you didn’t commit seems inconceivable to most people. Take the Central Park Five: teenagers who confessed to raping a jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989
At 9:45 PM on November 10, 1984, 16-year-old Theresa Fusco finished up her shift at the roller skating rink in the Long Island village of Lynbrook. She never made it home that night. She was
Everyone has heard the statistics on the incarceration of Black Americans, but they bear repeating. Blacks make up nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the nation’s prisons, although they are only 12 percent of