SPSP Climate Survey
Every three years, the Diversity and Climate Committee conducts a survey to assess the progress that SPSP has been making, forward or otherwise, toward its goals of promoting a space for an inclusive and diverse psychological science. The overall goal of the survey is to provide SPSP with the information needed to tailor policies, procedures, and funding priorities in order to promote diversity and inclusivity as well as prevent and respond to harassment and discrimination.
In the 2022 Climate Survey report from the Diversity and Climate Committee (DCC), the DCC make several observations based on the data collected in the Fall/Winter of 2021 about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at SPSP events and activities. The data that comes from the climate survey suggest that overall, achievement of SPSP DEI goals remains a work in progress.
2022 Climate Survey by the Numbers
- 1 in 3 racial minority members has experienced some form of discrimination or harassment in the past three years
- 8 in 10 racial minority members report having few role models sharing their racial identity
- 7 in 10 disabled members report that people have minimized their disability at SPSP events
- 89% of surveyed members said they were supported by online/hybrid SPSP activities
- Nearly 1 in 3 members of marginalized groups (i.e., disability, SES, gender, race, sexual orientation) experienced discrimination at SPSP events
This report indicates that SPSP as a society still has much work to do to create the conditions for equity, justice, and inclusion that are part of the society’s broad mission. These results suggest that more change is necessary within our society, and in this report, as well as in the conversations to follow, we hope to center the experiences of marginalized scholars in our society.