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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Psychology and UNCG

The Department of Psychology is committed to ensuring a climate that promotes awareness and develops knowledge about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). The Department defines diversity as inclusive of multiple and intersecting identities of the individual, including age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, ability and disability, geography, nativity/ immigrant origin, first generation college attending status, and familial or cultural background broadly defined. Equity refers to a process of providing all groups with access to information and resources, as well as a careful consideration of existing barriers to ensuring equal opportunity for all. Inclusion involves both a tolerance of diverse views and civility of discourse as alternative viewpoints are encouraged and considered within the department, particularly when viewpoints are presented from the perspective of a historically marginalized or underrepresented group. The Department expects its members to be attentive to issues of EDI in all of their research, teaching, and service activities and encourages exploration of new ways to incorporate EDI considerations into those activities where appropriate. We further recognize the benefits that are afforded by a diversity of perspectives in all aspects of  academic life. We therefore commit to cultivating, within the department, an increasingly diverse community of teachers and learners. Our graduate student and faculty recruitment efforts are guided by this commitment.

Department Resources

The Psychology Department Diversity Committee maintains this section of the website to make available to the department resources that may be of interest to students, faculty, and staff. Some of these resources are connected to specific department events or initiatives; others are provided for general interest. If you know of resources on diversity (articles, websites, videos, etc.) that you think would be of interest, please send links or copies to the chair of the committee, Dr. Tim Johnston (johnston@uncg.edu). Unless you specifically request otherwise, you will be credited as the source of the link. Any questions, concerns, or suggestions about this list of resources should be sent to the same address.

Resources related to department workshop on microaggression (March 15, 2019):

 The PowerPoint presentation from the workshop is available here.

Additional resources provided by Carla Fullwood available here and here.

The video “How microaggressions are like mosquito bites: Same difference” that was shown during the workshop is available on YouTube here.

This article was distributed as background reading in advance of the workshop:

Sue, D. W., Alsadi, S., Awad, M. N., Glaeser, E., Calle, C. Z., & Mendez, N. (2019). Disarming racial microaggressions: Microintervention strategies for targets, white allies, and bystanders. American Psychologist, 74(1):128-142. 

The article is available here.

The January 2017 issue of Perspectives on Psychological Science includes an article by Scott Lilienfeld that gives a critical assessment of research on microaggression, concluding with a list of 18 recommendations for researchers interested in strengthening the evidence base in this area (p. 161). It was published with three commentaries (one by Derald Sue) and a response by Lilienfeld. [Resource provided by Jaimie Lunsford]

Campbell, B., & Manning, J. (2016). Campus culture wars and the sociology of morality. Comparative Sociology, 15:147-178. A follow-up to a 2014 article on microaggression by the same authors that elicited numerous comments in both scholarly and popular outlets. This article summarizes the original analysis and addresses the published comments. 

General Resources at UNCG

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UNCG: http://diversity-inclusion.uncg.edu/

Office of Accessibility Resources & Services (OARS): https://ods.uncg.edu/

Intercultural Resource Center: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/intercultural-resource-center

Office of Intercultural Engagement Program and Activities: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/programs

Safe Zone: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/education-training/safezone

LGBTIQ+ community: https://intercultural.uncg.edu/student-advocacy-outreach/lgbt-community

UNCG Policy on Sex/Gender-Based Harassment & Discrimination (pdf): [https://policy.uncg.edu/university-policies/sex_gender_harrassment/sex-gender-harrassment.pdf]

College of Arts & Sciences Diversity Initiatives: https://aas.uncg.edu/diversity/