Racism

Science of Racism Examined in New Set of Research Articles

Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological ScienceMore

  • Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups... More

    How to Get People to Care About Inequality

    Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups... More

  • Research suggests that people who live in communities with high levels of overt racism are more likely to die from heart disease and other circulatory diseases... More

    Heart Trouble: Exploring Links Between Racism and Health Risks

    Research suggests that people who live in communities with high levels of overt racism are more likely to die from heart disease and other circulatory diseases... More

  • While certain expressions of racism are absent from our world today, you don’t have to look very hard to know that more subtle forms of racism persist, in schools and workplaces and elsewhere. ... More

    Racism’s Cognitive Toll: Subtle discrimination is more taxing on the brain

    While certain expressions of racism are absent from our world today, you don’t have to look very hard to know that more subtle forms of racism persist, in schools and workplaces and elsewhere. ... More

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

    When the Majority Becomes the Minority

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

  • African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science... More

    Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination

    African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science... More

  • 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... More

    Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

    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... More

  • Since its debut in 1998, an online test has allowed people to discover prejudices that lurk beneath their awareness — attitudes that researchers wouldn’t be able to identify through participant self-reports. The Observer examines the findings generated by the Implicit Association Test over the past 20 years... More

    The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations

    Since its debut in 1998, an online test has allowed people to discover prejudices that lurk beneath their awareness — attitudes that researchers wouldn’t be able to identify through participant self-reports. The Observer examines the findings generated by the Implicit Association Test over the past 20 years... More

  • If you're trying to end racism, it's not enough to get people to understand that racism is still a problem. You also have to make them feel like they can do something about it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. ... More

    Motivation to End Racism Relies on ‘Yes We Can’ Approach

    If you're trying to end racism, it's not enough to get people to understand that racism is still a problem. You also have to make them feel like they can do something about it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. ... More

  • Commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about -- and even denial of -- the extent of racism over the course of history, a psychology study suggests... More

    Claims of “Post-Racial” Society and Other Denials of Racism May Reflect Ignorance of History

    Commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about -- and even denial of -- the extent of racism over the course of history, a psychology study suggests... More

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