ERIC Number: ED406632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Including Diverse Women in the Undergraduate Curriculum: Reasons and Resources.
American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
The inclusion of diversity in the teaching of undergraduate psychology, as is presented here, can transform both the discipline of psychology and the larger society it influences. Details of why the lack of representation is a problem are outlined. These problems include exclusion, misrepresentation, methodology, disengagement, stagnation, and social implications. The extent of the problem is also detailed, including the poor representation of women of all groups, along with men of color, in textbooks and in research studies. Examples of material on diverse groups are presented and include details on historical issues, research methods, physiological psychology, developmental psychology, abnormal psychology, and social psychology. This booklet does not claim that only women or people of color are capable of doing research on their respective groups, but it does claim that recruitment and inclusion of such researchers increases the likelihood that greater and more intimate access to these underrepresented populations can be gained and that paradigms other than those of pathology may be proposed. Contains 122 references. (RJM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.