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Examining Social Justice, Diversity, Discrimination, and Other Issues
Mona S Weissmark Ph.D.
Is our sense of justice inborn?
Commanding people to get rid of their biases, memories, and histories is akin to asking them to shed their very identities.
Diversity programs outlawing bias are doomed to fail. So what works?
The scholarly literature on bias and prejudice is among the most remarkable in the social sciences. What practical knowledge has it produced?
In recent months, some famous psychology studies have come under scrutiny. How should we evaluate psychological research?
Is forgiveness and a sense of reconciliation possible with those who we feel have harmed us, our families, and our communities?
Training programs aimed at outlawing bias and prejudice are doomed to fail. Studies have shown that this behavior is not just social. It’s hard-wired into our brains.
Why do diversity and sexual harassment programs fail? When people are made to feel ashamed or are blamed and forced to change, they will lose their desire to change.
Lasting lessons from students around the globe who learned about diversity through a scientific lens.
Did science-based thinking help pave the way for the Gates Foundation motto, “All lives have equal value"?
Why are national conversations on race often futile?
Can the lessons learned from Auschwitz help at a time when violence of intolerance continues?
What is the psychological relevance of the phrase "Who am I to judge?"
Race relations in the U.S. remain an open wound.
Why? And what can be done?
Mona Sue Weissmark, Ph.D., is a psychology professor and founder of the Program Initiative for Global Mental Health Studies at Northwestern University.