Essential Reads

Secure Attachment: The Norm in Interethnic Relationships

How accurate are negative stereotypes about individuals who form long-term relationships across ethnic lines? Attachment studies suggest that the stereotypes are false.

Minority Growth Makes Other Minorities More Conservative

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on June 29, 2017 in Without Prejudice
When majority groups (e.g., Whites in the US) perceive growth of minority groups they endorse more conservative positions. Is this also true for minorities?

Pride in Mental Health: Visibility

An interview with LGBTQ+ activists Dior Vargas and Cole Ledford.

What Obesity and Interpersonal Conflict Have in Common

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on June 13, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our most basic physical activity impacts our mind in surprising ways.

More Posts on Race and Ethnicity

What Can We Learn About Race From The Bachelorette?

With the first black bachelorette being cast on this season of The Bachelorette, how has the ABC franchise tackled the issue of race and dating?

Get the Science Right!

What popular books get wrong about human evolution.

Gender Bias in Science?

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 14, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
Where is the biggest, baddest, bias in social science on politicized topics?

What’s in It for Women? Vs. What’s in It for My Husband?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 14, 2017 in Living Single
A new study suggests that single women think differently than married women in a way that helps explain why they vote reliably for Democrats and married women do not.
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The "Lazy" Edge

Setting goals and striving as hard as you can is great—except when it backfires. A paradoxical story within a story illustrates the challenge and points to a solution.

Creating Safe Spaces

The idea of creating a safe space is well-intentioned. But creating a safe space takes work.

“Shots Fired” Cry Havoc’s take on Dallas Shootings of 7/7/16

By Julie K. Hersh on July 10, 2017 in Struck By Living
Two thought-provoking plays in Dallas, Texas address the anger and pain associated with race in the United States.

We Stand at a Difficult Moment in History

Did Anxiety Help Donald Trump Become President?

“Is Psychotherapy for People of Color?”

By Mariel Buque M.A. on July 10, 2017 in Unpacking Race
“Is Psychotherapy for People of Color?” Ways in which psychotherapy can be effective with Clients of Color.

Responding to Cultural Challenges on Campus

By Marcia Morris M.D. on July 09, 2017 in College Wellness
In the face of current cultural anxieties, we can continue to encourage safety, academic success, and social belonging.

Mattering and Morphing

Do you have trouble understanding your own and others' minds in their full complexity?

Empowering Students of Color (Part 1 of 8)

Authors Thompson and Thompson share strategies from their book Yes, You Can!: Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color.

The Courage of Immigrants

By The Research Lab on June 29, 2017 in The Fundamentals
The true role of immigrants in our country. By Gregory L. Fenves, Ph.D.

Non-Verbal Communication Across Cultures

Non-verbal skills are crucial for effective communication—at home and across cultures.

David and Goliath: When Sports Inspire National Pride

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
When a small country beats a massive country in sport, we can all take inspiration from that.

Taking Turns

Do your conversations with others seem to go nowhere? Taking turns can make a difference.

Evergreen College, the Rejection Complex, and Bullying

Evergreen State College was recently in turmoil. There were accusations of racism and bullying along with threats and a show of riot police. What's underneath the hysteria?

Is Implicit Bias a Useful Scientific Concept?

Fewer people than ever before say they are racially prejudiced, yet racial disparities persist. Is implicit bias a viable scientific explanation?

Monumental Los Angeles Bullying Verdict Rewards Homophobia

By Izzy Kalman on June 23, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
No one seems to realize that an unprecedented award of $17.4 to a homophobe in a Los Angeles workplace bullying lawsuit represents the ultimate insult to the gay population.

Teaching About Neo-Diversity Matters

Everywhere…nooses, swastikas, KKK rallies… around the nation. What is the stimulus for this intergroup tension in America? It’s rapid social change; it’s all about neo-diversity.
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Will the Real Black Dad Please Show Up?

By The Research Lab on June 16, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Reflecting on the reality of black fatherhood. By Louis Harrison, Ph.D.
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Hidden Bias and Racism

A social worker shares his struggle with unconscious attitudes. By Stephen Friedman, LCSW

Biracial Dating in a Monoracial Culture

We often ignore the experiences of biracial individuals when it comes to dating, yet these individuals bring a perspective that can open up the minds of their monoracial partners.

The Roots of a Racist Myth

When a white fan threw peanuts at a Black player in Fenway Park, he was drawing on years of dismal history

Eating Disorders Spread Among Asians

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on June 13, 2017 in Minority Report
In the past three decades, Asian countries have seen a surge in eating disorders coinciding with exposure to western standards of beauty. Asian culture also plays a role.

What Can We Learn from Body Cameras?

We now have data to back up the widespread claim that not all drivers are treated equally.

Is Teaching Tolerance the Solution or the Problem?

Tolerance is part of discrimination, which explains why we have intolerance. Acceptance is the answer, not tolerance.

The Three Hounds of Hell

Three forces deplete our well-being and that of our communities and countries.

Is Your Company’s Diversity Training Making You More Biased?

By David Rock on June 07, 2017 in Your Brain at Work
Corporate inclusion programs often create an "us versus them" mindset. But establishing shared goals can help get teams on track.

Why Social Stigma Matters (Children's Edition)

Children are invoking Trump while engaging in bigoted harassment of classmates. What does this tell us about the role the current political climate plays in shaping our behavior?