Diversifying Psychological Science: How one institution is building a more diverse academy to tackle issues of inequality

“Despite honest efforts led by many universities to develop and recruit diverse scholars, low-income first-generation graduate students and faculty of color remain underrepresented in the psychological sciences notwithstanding absolute numbers improving over time. Of the more than 500 U.S. psychology departments surveyed by the American Psychological Association in 2017, about 70% of doctoral students are reported to be white... Increasing diversity in higher education is crucial for all scientific fields, but even more so for research focused on understanding the social and economic inequalities facing children and families today. Cultivating inclusive and diverse teams of scientists to tackle issues of inequality would not only improve the science—it would bring a voice to underprivileged and marginalized communities through the scientists who have themselves grown up in those communities.”

Check out the full article on New York University’s On the Ground!