Research and Resources

DISCRIMINATION

RESilience

Resources to assist parents and caregivers in promoting strength, health and well-being among youth of color.

Talking to kids about discrimination

Discussing discrimination can be hard enough for adults. Talking to kids about the subject can be especially daunting.

Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Associated with Lower Well-Being Among Adolescents

Racial and ethnic discrimination takes a toll on adolescents and is linked to their depression, poor self-esteem, lower academic achievement, substance use and risky sexual behavior, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Psychological Association’s flagship journal, American Psychologist®.

Stress in America: The Impact of Discrimination

A wealth of psychological research shows that discrimination can exacerbate stress. Moreover, discrimination-related stress is linked to mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, even in children. Stress in America™: The Impact of Discrimination highlights the connection between discrimination and stress, along with the resulting impacts on relationships, employment and overall health.

COMMUNICATING

Black Lives Matter

Psychological research findings offer ways to foster justice.

Stress and coping among Black college men

Having honest conversations with other Black men about what you’re feeling can create a community of support and help change the cultural conversation around Black male mental health.

RECASTing racial stress and trauma

Research tells us that healthy communication about race can help build coping skills, heal from trauma, and protect against the effects of future discrimination

Facing the Divide

Resources to help with constructive dialogues around race in the classroom or workplace. Healthy dialogue is necessary to face and eventually bridge the nation’s racial divide.

Understanding your racial biases

(Speaking of Psychology podcast)
Racial bias is everywhere but we may not always see it. However, understanding the way people feel about and behave toward those outside their own group can help communities heal after a tragedy, as well as prevent future ones, according to Yale University psychologist John Dovidio, PhD.

HEALTH DISPARITIES

Fighting inequity in the face of COVID-19

Psychologists are working to combat the systemic disparities that have led the virus to disproportionately affect people of color and other groups.

Why don’t people of color use mental health services?

The underutilization of mental health services by people of color is one of the most persistent health disparities. Psychologist Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, PhD, examines efforts to make psychological treatments more culturally relevant.