SIG Meeting

SIG Meeting - African Americans in Behavior Therapy

Friday, November 17
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Sapphire 411, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: African Americans | Diversity
Presentation Type: SIG Meeting

Microaggressions and Mental Health: Controversy and New Research:

People of color experience stress in a range of social settings due to experiences with covert, everyday racism, also called microaggressions. Efforts to understand microaggressions have examined stigmatized group members’ perceptions and experiences of microaggressions but failed to assess the degree to which others engage in microaggressive behaviors. This presenation with include new research examining White individuals self-reported likelihood to engage in microaggressions as defined by Black individuals perceptions, and the relationship of engaging in microaggressions to validated indicators of racial prejudice. Results suggest that the self-reported likelihood of engaging in microaggressive acts is related to negative and hostile feelings toward Black people, and colorblind, symbolic, and modern racist attitudes.

Issues facing psychologists of color will be discussed as well as coping strategies for navigating microaggressions in professional spaces. There will also be an opportunity for SIG members to network and share information about their experiences and research/clinical work. Members and non-members are welcome.

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