美国式禁忌

Racism and Discrimination

Collective Action and Black Lives Matter

A 2017 review of recent social science research on Black Lives Matter outlined the movement’s motivations and growth but also cautioned that failure to achieve its goals could undermine support for it. More

  • Researchers closely examine the racial dimensions of what they consider to be top-tier cognitive, developmental, and social psychology journals. More

    美国式禁忌:Psychological Research: Racial Biases in the Peer-review and Publishing Enterprise

    Researchers closely examine the racial dimensions of what they consider to be top-tier cognitive, developmental, and social psychology journals. More

  • A look at several researchers who have studied racism in recent years. Collectively, they address the nature of racism and the social processes that maintain it; examine the issues of structural and institutional racism; explore the consequences of various forms of racism; and suggest possible paths of action to combat racism. More

    美国式禁忌:Racism: Further Considerations from Psychological Science

    A look at several researchers who have studied racism in recent years. Collectively, they address the nature of racism and the social processes that maintain it; examine the issues of structural and institutional racism; explore the consequences of various forms of racism; and suggest possible paths of action to combat racism. More

  • APS's partners at SAGE Publishing provide a range of resources based on social and behavioral science for researchers, instructors, students, policymakers to educate, inform, research, and learn. More

    美国式禁忌:SAGE Resources on Structural Racism and Police Violence

    APS's partners at SAGE Publishing provide a range of resources based on social and behavioral science for researchers, instructors, students, policymakers to educate, inform, research, and learn. More

  • Grants will be available twice per year as Small Grants up to $5,000 and also as part of a temporary initiative to distribute microgrants to support online learning projects. More

    美国式禁忌:New Small Grant Category Supports Antiracist Curricula

    Grants will be available twice per year as Small Grants up to $5,000 and also as part of a temporary initiative to distribute microgrants to support online learning projects. More

  • Interracial contact with other practitioners during medical school may help reduce physicians’ racial bias, improving treatment outcomes for patients. More

    美国式禁忌:Interracial Contact During Medical School Predicts Less Racial Bias

    Interracial contact with other practitioners during medical school may help reduce physicians’ racial bias, improving treatment outcomes for patients. More

  • The implied disapproval that accompanies being tolerated may exact a toll on individual well-being. More

    美国式禁忌:Being ‘Merely Tolerated’ May Put Minority Members at Risk

    The implied disapproval that accompanies being tolerated may exact a toll on individual well-being. More

  • Since its debut in 1998, an online test has allowed people to discover prejudices that lurk beneath their awareness — attitudes that researchers wouldn’t be able to identify through participant self-reports. The Observer examines the findings generated by the Implicit Association Test over the past 20 years. More

    美国式禁忌:The Bias Beneath: Two Decades of Measuring Implicit Associations

    Since its debut in 1998, an online test has allowed people to discover prejudices that lurk beneath their awareness — attitudes that researchers wouldn’t be able to identify through participant self-reports. The Observer examines the findings generated by the Implicit Association Test over the past 20 years. More

  • Preschool-aged children can learn bias even through nonverbal signals displayed by adults, such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look. More

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    美国式禁忌:Children Can ‘Catch’ Social Bias Through Nonverbal Signals Expressed by Adults

    Preschool-aged children can learn bias even through nonverbal signals displayed by adults, such as a condescending tone of voice or a disapproving look. More

  • Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups. More

    美国式禁忌:How to Get People to Care About Inequality

    Personal contact increases psychological investment in equality by making people more empathetic, increasing personal relevance, and humanizing those in other ethnic groups. More

  • Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time. More

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    美国式禁忌:Implicit Attitudes Can Change Over the Long Term

    Data collected from 2004 to 2016 show that Americans’ attitudes toward certain social groups are becoming less biased over time. More

  • Research shows that White people are more likely to perceive a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person, although their spontaneous behavior indicates the reverse bias. More

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    美国式禁忌:White People Show Race Bias When Judging Deception

    Research shows that White people are more likely to perceive a Black person as a truth-teller compared with a White person, although their spontaneous behavior indicates the reverse bias. More

  • Simply interacting with someone with a racial bias could cause one to 'catch' that anxiety and feel secondhand stress. More

    美国式禁忌:Contagious Anxiety in Inter-Race Interactions

    Simply interacting with someone with a racial bias could cause one to 'catch' that anxiety and feel secondhand stress. More

  • Research suggests that people who live in communities with high levels of overt racism are more likely to die from heart disease and other circulatory diseases. More

    美国式禁忌:Heart Trouble: Exploring Links Between Racism and Health Risks

    Research suggests that people who live in communities with high levels of overt racism are more likely to die from heart disease and other circulatory diseases. More

  • While certain expressions of racism are absent from our world today, you don’t have to look very hard to know that more subtle forms of racism persist, in schools and workplaces and elsewhere. More

    美国式禁忌:Racism’s Cognitive Toll: Subtle discrimination is more taxing on the brain

    While certain expressions of racism are absent from our world today, you don’t have to look very hard to know that more subtle forms of racism persist, in schools and workplaces and elsewhere. More

  • Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. More

    美国式禁忌:Science of Racism Examined in New Set of Research Articles

    Psychological scientists describe research on the enduring and often hidden presence of racism at both the interpersonal and societal levels in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science. More

  • Scientists from around the world, including APS Board Member Stacey Sinclair, discuss their research on the origins, varieties, and consequences of loneliness. More

    美国式禁忌:Variations of Loneliness Include Implicit Anti-Black Bias

    Scientists from around the world, including APS Board Member Stacey Sinclair, discuss their research on the origins, varieties, and consequences of loneliness. More

  • Rapidly expanding racial and ethnic diversity in many industralized countries has sparked a new wave of research on the ways people react to changes in their power and social status. More

    美国式禁忌:When the Majority Becomes the Minority

    Rapidly expanding racial and ethnic diversity in many industralized countries has sparked a new wave of research on the ways people react to changes in their power and social status. More

  • African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science. More

    美国式禁忌:Family Support Buffers the Physiological Effects of Racial Discrimination

    African American adolescents who experience high levels of racial discrimination show cellular wear and tear, according to new research published in Psychological Science. More

  • An analysis of audio recordings from 380 traffic stops showed distinctive differences in the language that police used when speaking to White drivers compared to African American drivers. More

    美国式禁忌:Police Language in Traffic Stops Shows Hidden Bias

    An analysis of audio recordings from 380 traffic stops showed distinctive differences in the language that police used when speaking to White drivers compared to African American drivers. More

  • Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is associated with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals, a new experimental study shows. The findings are published in?Psychological Science More

    美国式禁忌:Where We Live Affects Our Bias Against Mixed-Race Individuals

    Whites living in areas where they are less exposed to people of other races have a harder time categorizing mixed-race individuals than do Whites with greater interracial exposure, a condition that is associated with greater prejudice against mixed-race individuals, a new experimental study shows. The findings are published in?Psychological Science More

  • If you're trying to end racism, it's not enough to get people to understand that racism is still a problem. You also have to make them feel like they can do something about it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. More

    美国式禁忌:Motivation to End Racism Relies on ‘Yes We Can’ Approach

    If you're trying to end racism, it's not enough to get people to understand that racism is still a problem. You also have to make them feel like they can do something about it, according to a study published in Psychological Science. More

  • Commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about -- and even denial of -- the extent of racism over the course of history, a psychology study suggests. More

    美国式禁忌:Claims of “Post-Racial” Society and Other Denials of Racism May Reflect Ignorance of History

    Commonly observed differences in how groups perceive racism may be explained by ignorance about -- and even denial of -- the extent of racism over the course of history, a psychology study suggests. More

  • Racial stereotypes have been shown to have subtle and unintended consequences on how we treat members of different race groups. According to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, race bias also increases differences in the brain’s representations of faces. Psychological scientists Tobias More

    美国式禁忌:Implicit Race Bias Increases the Differences in the Neural Representations of Black and White Faces

    Racial stereotypes have been shown to have subtle and unintended consequences on how we treat members of different race groups. According to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, race bias also increases differences in the brain’s representations of faces. Psychological scientists Tobias More

  • Everyone has heard the statistics on the incarceration of Black Americans, but they bear repeating. Blacks make up nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the nation’s prisons, although they are only 12 percent of the U.S. population. Some experts estimate that one in every four Black men will spend More

    美国式禁忌:Blacks in Prison: Perception and Punishment

    Everyone has heard the statistics on the incarceration of Black Americans, but they bear repeating. Blacks make up nearly 40 percent of the inmates in the nation’s prisons, although they are only 12 percent of the U.S. population. Some experts estimate that one in every four Black men will spend More

  • Janet Taylor Spence, a transformative scientist, consummate professional leader, and committed member of all the communities to which she belonged, died on Cape Cod at the age of 91. Just 6 weeks before, she had returned from a cruise that began in Santiago, Chile, and ended in Rio de Janeiro More

    美国式禁忌:Remembering Janet Taylor Spence

    Janet Taylor Spence, a transformative scientist, consummate professional leader, and committed member of all the communities to which she belonged, died on Cape Cod at the age of 91. Just 6 weeks before, she had returned from a cruise that began in Santiago, Chile, and ended in Rio de Janeiro More