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Diversity Resources

General Diversity Resources

Definitions of Selected Diversity Terms

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.

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.

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.)

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.

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.)


Age and Weight Bias

About Ageism

APA Resolution on Ageism

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Ageism in Language

Anti-Defamation League: What is Weight Bias?

APA on ‘How to be size-friendly’


Cross Cultural

APA Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, and Practice

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).

APA Guidelines for Providers of Psychological Services to Ethnic, Linguistic, and Culturally Diverse Populations

Discrimination in Education

You’re Asian, How Could You Fail Math?

APA Cultural Considerations

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race: Teach Resources


Disability & Accessibility

*APA Recommendations for “Disability Etiquette” and Accessibility

APA Guidelines for Assessment of and Intervention with Persons with Disabilities

APA Resource Guide for Psychology Graduate Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act Handbook

Molly’s Fund: Invisible Illness



APA Guidelines for psychological practice with transgender and nonconforming people

Video Resources
In this document is a list of films and short videos relating to gender

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

Identifying sexual harassment: A classroom activity

Discussion questions: sexism
Prompts for discussing sexism in the classroom


Immigrant & Refugee

APA Psychology of Immigration 101

Working With Immigrant-Origin Clients: An Update for Mental Health Professionals

Children of War: A Video for Educators – Video & Resource Guide


APA on Working with Refugee Children and Families


Military & Veterans

APA Mental Health and Related Resources for Assisting Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families

US Department of Veteran Affairs: Education and Training


Race and Ethnicity

Prompts for Discussing Prejudice

Video Resources


  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

National Center for Education Statistics: Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities

APA: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Care

APA Resolution on Racial/Ethnic Profiling and Other Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Law and Security Enforcement Activities



APA Resolution on Religious, Religion-Based, and/or Religion-Derived Prejudice

APA Living in a World of Diverse Religions

The Pluralism Project



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



Sexual Identity

APA guidelines for psychological practice with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients

Video Resources

A Classroom Activity Exploring the Complexity of Sexual Orientation