During the Inclusivity Spotlight discussion at the 2022 APS Annual Convention, three social scientists who are thought leaders in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education shared research-based perspectives on and potential solutions to bias in the graduate admissions process.
A recent study reveals how organizational-level biases affect how patients and even providers are viewed—and in ways that can produce racial and ethnic inequities.
Pierce Ekstrom discusses new research on the relationship between countywide attitudes toward race and local policing.
Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Jennifer A. Richeson explore the persistent mythology of racial progress--a prevailing narrative that progress toward racial equality is steadily, linearly, naturally, and automatically getting better across time.
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.
Summary and video of APS Expert Panel on the Psychological Science of Racism.
Scholars at the 2021 APS Virtual Convention set the table for a more welcoming and inclusive field.
A conversation between Jennifer L. Eberhardt and Linda R. Tropp on the links between intergroup contact and racial and ethnic relations.
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.
While the COVID-19 pandemic may be classified as a natural disaster, the socioeconomic conditions that have made communities of color disproportionately vulnerable to the virus are socially constructed. Psychological scientists explore race, and racial health disparities, as a process.
An effort underway by the government of the District of Columbia demonstrates how acts as simple as redesigning municipal forms can make government more equitable for all residents.
Researchers closely examine the racial dimensions of what they consider to be top-tier cognitive, developmental, and social psychology journals.
A look at several researchers who have studied racism in recent years. Collectively, they address the nature of racism and the social processes that maintain it; examine the issues of structural and institutional racism; explore the consequences of various forms of racism; and suggest possible paths of action to combat racism.
APS's partners at SAGE Publishing provide a range of resources based on social and behavioral science for researchers, instructors, students, policymakers to educate, inform, research, and learn.
Grants will be available twice per year as Small Grants up to $5,000 and also as part of a temporary initiative to distribute microgrants to support online learning projects.
Interracial contact with other practitioners during medical school may help reduce physicians’ racial bias, improving treatment outcomes for patients.
The implied disapproval that accompanies being tolerated may exact a toll on individual well-being.
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.
Preschool-aged children can learn bias even through nonverbal signals displayed by adults, such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look.
Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups.
Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time.
Research shows that White people are more likely to perceive a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person, although their spontaneous behavior indicates the reverse bias.
Simply interacting with someone with a racial bias could cause one to 'catch' that anxiety and feel secondhand stress.
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.
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.
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 Science.
Scientists from around the world, including APS Board Member Stacey Sinclair, discuss their research on the origins, varieties, and consequences of loneliness.
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.
Okie Nwakanma received first prize for her upcoming research on how Black women use emotional-approach coping to deal with gendered racism.
African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
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.
Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is associated with greater
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.
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.
Racial stereotypes have been shown to have subtle and unintended consequences on how we treat members of different race groups. According to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological
Psychological science on the effects of prejudice, and how to counter these beliefs.
Unconscious bias can lurk below the level of conscious awareness, but researchers are working to uncover more effective methods of reducing these prejudices.