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Diversity Science

Diversity Science

This series, featuring prominent scholars in the field, serves as an introduction to major topics of diversity science and shows how they relate to us today.

An Introduction to Diversity Science
Diversity: The Impact of Individual Processes
Diversity: The Impact of Group Processes
Diversity: The Impact of Environment
Diversity: The Impact of Interventions

The views and opinions expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect those held by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

An Introduction to Diversity Science

 

Dr. Sylvia Perry
Assistant Professor of Social Psychology
Northwestern University

   

 How is diversity defined within psychology?
 What impact does difference make?
 What does the future hold for diversity science?
 How can social psychology contribute to diversity science?

 

Diversity: The Impact of Individual Processes

Dr. Kerry Kawakami
Professor of Psychology
York University

 What are some of the cognitive processes that affect intergroup relations?
 What can individuals do to foster positive interactions with people who differ from them?
 How does categorization interact with social factors to influence interactions?

 

Diversity: The Impact of Group Processes

 

Dr. Susan T. Fiske
Eugene Higgins Professor, Psychology and Public Affairs
Princeton University

   

 Why do we tend to form groups and treat people differently depending on their group?
 Why can it be difficult for groups to interact positively? What are the obstacles?
 What are some ways to get past these difficulties?
 What has your work shown in this area?
 How does the belief in meritocracy play a role in group perception?

 

Diversity: The Impact of Environment

Dr. Michael W. Kraus 
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior
Yale University

 What are some of the structural factors that influence social interactions?
 How can social psychology contribute to understanding and improving social relations between diverse groups?
 How do social psychologists study diverse contexts?
 What are the challenges in reducing inequality?

 


Diversity: The Impact of Interventions

Dr. Eva S. Pietri
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 How do social psychologists approach interventions in the area of diversity science?
 What are some evidence-based interventions that have proved successful?
 What are the challenges in implementing interventions?