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Diversity Resources

General Diversity Resources

Definitions of Selected Diversity Terms
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/definitions-of-selected-diversity-terms.pdf

Understanding Prejudice
This page contains tips and resources (e.g. multimedia, activities, assignments, etc) for how to teach college and graduate students about topics related to prejudice, discrimination, and social justice.
http://www.understandingprejudice.org/teach/hightips.htm

Toward an Inclusive Psychology: Infusing the Introductory Psychology Textbook With Diversity Content
This document is designed to provide suggestions and examples for publishers, authors, and instructors in order to
help them advance psychology as an inclusive science. It is intended to provide concrete suggestions and examples to aid
in incorporating diversity into textbooks through the infusion of race/ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and aging into the content of introductory psychology textbooks.
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Toward-an-Inclusive-Psychology_-Infusing-the-Intro-Psych-textbook-with-diversity-content.pdf

Diversity Resources for Psychology courses
A list of resources (books, book chapters, academic articles, news articles, activities, films, etc.) for incorporating diversity themes into Psychology courses (e.g. Abnormal, Clinical, Cognitive, Community, Developmental, Education, Health, I/O, etc.)
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Diversity-resources-for-Psychology-courses.pdf

Multicultural, anti-bias, and diversity activities and exercises
This link contains teaching strategies, icebreakers, and introspective exercises to use for introducing multiple diversity topics in the classroom.

http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/activityarch.html

Speeches on Social Justice
Links to speeches from historical figures who have spoken about civil rights and social justice issues (e.g. Martin Luther King Jr, Elie Weisel, John F Kennedy, etc.)

http://www.sojust.net/speeches.html

 

Age and Weight Bias

About Ageism
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Ageism.aspx

APA Resolution on Ageism
http://www.apa.org/about/policy/ageism.aspx

Age Discrimination Act of 1975
http://www.dol.gov/general/topic/discrimination/agedisc

Ageism in Language
http://www.adrc-tae.acl.gov/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=27327

Anti-Defamation League: What is Weight Bias?
http://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/education-outreach/what-is-weight-bias.pdf

APA on ‘How to be size-friendly’
http://www.apa.org/monitor/jan04/howtobe.aspx

 

Cross Cultural

APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, and Practice
http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/multicultural-guidelines.aspx

Pew Research Center
Survey report on the American-Western European values gap. The Pew Research Center also has trend research on other aspects of diversity (e.g. immigration rates, gender trends, age trends).
http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/11/17/the-american-western-european-values-gap/

APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations
http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx

Discrimination in Education
http://www.civilrights.org/publications/reports/cerd-report-falling-further-behind/discrimination-in-education.html

You’re Asian, How Could You Fail Math?
http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/22_02/math222.shtml

APA Cultural Considerations
http://www.apa.org/monitor/jan05/considerations.aspx

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race: Teach Resources
http://division45.org/resources/teaching-resources/

 

Disability & Accessibility

*APA Recommendations for “Disability Etiquette” and Accessibility
http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/interacting-disabilities.aspx

APA Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities
Link: http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/assessment-disabilities.aspx

APA Resource Guide for Psychology Graduate Students with Disabilities
http://www.apa.org/pi/disability/resources/publications/resource-guide.aspx

The Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook
http://askjan.org/media/adahandbook/handbook.html

Molly’s Fund: Invisible Illness
http://www.mollysfund.org/2013/04/invisible-illness-but-you-look-so-good/

 

Gender

APA Guidelines for psychological practice with transgender and nonconforming people
https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/transgender.pdf

Video Resources
In this document is a list of films and short videos relating to gender
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Gender-resources_Videos.pdf

Gender And Gender Differences In Personality
This site offers annotated links to articles, other readings, assignments, activities, and multimedia resources related to gender and gender differences in personality
http://personalitypedagogy.arcadia.edu/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Topics.GenderAndGenderDifferencesInPersonality

Identifying sexual harassment: A classroom activity
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Identifying-sexual-harassment_a-classroom-activity.pdf

Discussion questions: sexism
Prompts for discussing sexism in the classroom
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Springboards-for-discussing-sexism.pdf

  

Immigrant & Refugee

APA Psychology of Immigration 101
http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/immigration-psychology.aspx

Working With Immigrant-Origin Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals
http://www.apa.org/topics/immigration/immigration-report-professionals.pdf

Children of War: A Video for Educators – Video & Resource Guide
Video:
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/all/modules/pubdlcnt/pubdlcnt.php?file=/sites/default/files/assets/video/childrenofwar.wmv&nid=150

Guide:
http://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/Children_of_War.pdf

APA on Working with Refugee Children and Families
https://www.apa.org/pubs/info/reports/refugees-health-professionals.pdf

 

Military & Veterans

APA Mental Health and Related Resources for Assisting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/military/resources.aspx

US Department of Veteran Affairs: Education and Training
http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/school_resources.asp

 

Race and Ethnicity

Prompts for Discussing Prejudice
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Prompts-for-discussing-prejudice.pdf

Video Resources
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Race-ethnicity-resources_-videos.docx

Readings

  1. Developing Minority Biomedical Research Talent in Psychology
  2. White Privilege- McIntosh 1989
  3. An Exploratory Examination of the Associations Among Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Racial Climate, and Trauma-Related Symptoms- Pieterse 2010
  4. In the Guise of Civility:The Complicitous Maintenance of Inferential Forms of Sexism and Racism in Higher Education- Patton 2004
  5. Ethnicity and gender: An examination of its impact on instructor credibility in the university classroom-Patton 1999
  6. Racial dialogues: Challenges faculty of color face in the classroom-Sue et al 2011
  7. Incidents of Bias in College Classrooms- Boysen 2009
  8. The Racial Microaggressions Scale (RMAS): A New Scale to Measure Experiences of Racial Microaggressions in People of Color-Torres Harding 2012

APA: Ethnic and Racial Disparities in Education: Psychology’s Contributions to Understanding and Reducing Disparities
http://www.apa.org/ed/resources/racial-disparities.aspx

National Center for Education Statistics: Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/minoritytrends/index.asp

APA: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2016/01/publication-disparities.aspx
http://www.apa.org/about/gr/issues/health-care/disparities.aspx

APA Resolution on Racial/Ethnic Profiling and Other Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Law and Security Enforcement Activities
http://www.apa.org/about/policy/racial-profiling.aspx

 

Religion

APA Resolution on Religious, Religion-Based, and/or Religion-Derived Prejudice
https://www.apa.org/about/policy/religious-discrimination.pdf

APA Living in a World of Diverse Religions
http://www.apa.org/news/press/op-eds/diverse-religions.aspx

The Pluralism Project
http://pluralism.org/religions/

 

SES

APA resources for the inclusion of social class in psychology curricula

This APA document contains the following resources relating to social class and socioeconomic status:

  1. Websites
  2. Classroom exercises
  3. Course syllabi
  4. Fiction
  5. Legislation on SES related social policy Popular media (film, TV, music, etc)
  1. Scholarly books and articles

Documenthttp://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Resources-for-the-inclusion-of-social-class-in-psychology-curricula_APA.pdf

 

Sexual Identity

APA guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Guidelines-for-Psychological-Practice-with-Lesbian-Gay-and-Bisexual-Clients.pdf

Video Resources
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/Sexuality-resources_-videos.docx

A Classroom Activity Exploring the Complexity of Sexual Orientation
http://psychology.umbc.edu/files/2016/10/A-Classroom-Activity-Exploring-the-Complexity-of-Sexual-Orientation_Madson-2001.pdf