Learn more about our Diversity Science concentration for undergraduate Psychology majors here: https://psychology.illinois.edu/academics/undergraduate-program/majors/concentrations/diversity-science-concentration
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Psychology has a thriving community of research in the area of diversity science. Below are some of our labs conducting work in this area.
Some of the representative publications of our diversity labs:
- Remembering where we’re from: Community- and individual-level predictors of college students’ White privilege awareness
- Christian and political conservatism predict opposition to sexual and gender minority rights through support for Christian hegemony
- Self-pacing study of faces of different races: metacognitive control over study does not eliminate the cross-race recognition effect
- Same faces, different labels: Generating the cross-race effect in face memory with social category information
- A cross-race effect in metamemory: Predictions of face recognition are more accurate for members of our own race
The Department of Psychology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is engaged actively to promote diversity on the campus and across the globe. We also encourage our student body to actively engage in thinking about what community and diversity mean to them. Below are groups founded or co-founded by our faculty members:
- Females of Vision et al. (FoVea) aims to promote women in vision research: http://www.foveavision.org/
- The Spark Society aims to give scientists of color the tools to become innovators in the cognitive sciences: https://www.sparksociety.org/
In Spring 2018, several Psychology faculty and students were involved in organizing, planning, and hosting the Spring 2018 series of Campus Conversations on Diversity and School Spirit, part of Inclusive Illinois. These faculty and students included Dr. Wendy Heller, Dr. Mikhail Lyubansky, and Yara Mekawi.
The Department of Psychology's Program in Clinical-Community Psychology received the Suinn Minority Achievement Program Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) in 2003. The award is given to university psychology departments that have demonstrated excellence in recruitment, retention and graduation of ethnic minority students.