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Ethnicity matters for undergraduate majors in challenges, experiences, and perceptions of psychology.
Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2011 Apr; 17(2):204-10.CD

Abstract

In this investigation of a national sample of undergraduate psychology majors, we directly compare the experiences and perceptions of students of color with those of European Americans. Our aim was to identify factors that might contribute to our discipline's educational pipeline, in which the relative lack of ethnic diversity is a recognized problem. We found that students of color and European American majors are similar in a number of ways but also different in others. Students of color are challenged by less encouragement from and interaction with faculty, perceive a lack of respect, and wish to see more attention to diversity in curriculum, research, faculty, and textbooks. It is not surprising that students of color were significantly less satisfied than European Americans with their studies in psychology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, 02881, USA. blott@uri.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21604844

Citation

Lott, Bernice, and Margaret R. Rogers. "Ethnicity Matters for Undergraduate Majors in Challenges, Experiences, and Perceptions of Psychology." Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, vol. 17, no. 2, 2011, pp. 204-10.
Lott B, Rogers MR. Ethnicity matters for undergraduate majors in challenges, experiences, and perceptions of psychology. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2011;17(2):204-10.
Lott, B., & Rogers, M. R. (2011). Ethnicity matters for undergraduate majors in challenges, experiences, and perceptions of psychology. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(2), 204-10. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0023673
Lott B, Rogers MR. Ethnicity Matters for Undergraduate Majors in Challenges, Experiences, and Perceptions of Psychology. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2011;17(2):204-10. PubMed PMID: 21604844.
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