[CROSS-POST] I-O Psychologists’ Passion Projects: Increasing Fairness for Job Seekers with Criminal Records

This blog post is cross-posted from APA’s Psych Learning Curve, a blog run by APA’s Education Directorate where psychology and education connect. By Julia Golubovich, PhD  We continue our exploration of the field of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, the American Psychological Association’s Division 14. If you’ve read our recent blogs, you already know that I-O Psychology is […]

In Case You Missed It

Rachel Dolezal, Poverty and the Young Brain, Flawed Humans and Flawed Justice – In Case You Missed It – June 15, 2015

In this week’s In Case You Missed It (a roundup of articles touching on psychology, health, mental health and social justice issues that we collate from multiple news and commentary websites), we cover the Rachel Dolezal case, the impact of poverty on the young brain, how an evidence-based approach could fix a flawed criminal justice system and more. How scientists […]

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Black (Women’s?) Lives Matter: Microaggression and the Erasure of Violence Against Women of Color

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color. By LisaLyn Jacobs, JD (Vice President for Government Relations, Legal Momentum) On a recent December Saturday, I hurried from the Metro train with my 6 year-old son trailing behind. We were joining friends and colleagues at the Justice […]

Cruel and (Un)usual Punishment: The Treatment of Transgender Prisoners

By Sabrina Cox, MA, LMSW Zahara Green is a 25-year-old transgender woman who was placed in an all-male prison in May 2012. According to Green, she was targeted by another inmate, Darryl Ricard, immediately upon entering general population at Rogers State Prison in Georgia. Ricard was serving a life sentence for aggravated child molestation, rape, […]