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Syllabus for a project based course focused on teaching about social justice, including necessary awareness, knowledge, and skills. Uses a project-based approach.
Stellar article calling for psychologists to move beyond remedial care to more actively engage SJ as systemic change.
A stellar article that considers defensiveness and White fragility in depth. Helps students understand the central role of ally development in activism.
article Wellness as Fairness   100
Central and stellar article addressing how psychological health is not possible without justice. Provides clear discussion of justice beyond resource allocation such as procedural and relational justice.
An example of therapy training social justice classes.
An example of teaching higher ed general social justice.
An example of teaching higher ed general social justice.
An example of research methods and social justice.
An example of research methods and social justice.
An example of research methods and social justice. Also see these related articles: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201510/nature-survival and https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sound-science-sound-policy/201509/crossing-the-line
An example of psychotherapy counseling social justice.
An example of psychotherapy counseling social justice.
An example of organizational consulting for multicultural social justice.
An example of organizational consulting for multicultural social justice.
An example of organizational consulting for multicultural social justice.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of Community and Higher Ed social justice intervention.
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of arts and social justice (community and psychology)
An example of advocacy for social justice within psych orgs and academe.
An example of advocacy for social justice within psych orgs and academe.
An example of advocacy for social justice within psych orgs and academe.
An example of advocacy from psychology organizations and service providers to affect policy.
article Advocacy Required!   90
An example of advocacy from psychology organizations and service providers to affect policy.
An example of advocacy from psychology organizations and service providers to affect policy.
An example of advocacy from psychology organizations and service providers to affect policy.
Exploration of challenges of working across privilege, how we are shaped or caught by socialization in our own positionally to not see our own privilege.
Great article describing divide and conquer amongst racial minority groups. Can use as foundation of discussion of coalition building among PoC or interjectionally (e.g. with Finnerty, Srivistava, Sengupta).
An overview of where clinical and counseling psych are in relation to engaging SJ issues.
Discusses complexity of intersectionality. Encourages students to consider the pros and cons of having intersectional privilege.
An example of action from a privileged space.
Normalizes anger and helps students consider the relation of anger to action.
A great article on burnout that catalyzes discussion of how to engage AND how psychology might contribute by supporting the well being of activists.
A good article that helps students see that there is no perfect activism and consider what it means to be an activist vs to do activism.
Practical resource for social justice projects, particularly projects that are more movement based and aimed at addressing policy or creating more immediate concrete and identifiable changes that are controlled by particular people, groups, or orgs.
Considers insider activism—activism working with the system to change the system, which helps students understand that working as a psychologist within psych is an insider stance.
An important article to challenge US students’ lack of knowledge about activism beyond the US, helps students realize that SJ activism needs to be directed from within to avoid paternalism.
Discusses different ways that emotion relates to SJ activism and movements. Provokes discussion on how psychologists’ particular training and skills related to working with emotions can contribute to activism and movements.
Discusses identity based movements. For psychologists, moves beyond identity as category and how groups form to consider the complexities of collective interests and advocacy.
Discusses SJ actions as lifestyle, integrated. Provokes discussion of how to engage in SJ actions on a more daily basis, and questions about what is effective activism and what is the goal for change.
Provides an overview of SJ as social movements. Psychologists rarely talk about SJ this way, but social movements are what others often mean when they say activism. A critical interdisciplinary grounding for psychologists.
A critical analysis of two organizational efforts of psych to engage SJ from an anti-capitalist lens. Raises good questions and critiques, pessimistically concluding “great expectations, failed aspirations.” Good for engaging students’ critical thinking about working for SJ within a mainstream org/area (such as psych).
Good article for exploring connections of psych and SJ in practice, research, and as an agenda within the discipline - generally optimistic about connections.
Why won’t more people take action against wide spread injustice? Uses a review social psych research to explore how people understand social justice and why they might participate in injustice.
A really wonderful article that raises central questions for students about cultural impacts on meanings of social justice, and activism. “The purpose of this article is to introduce “walking in beauty,” an American Indian spiritual perspective related to social justice that emphasizes beauty, harmony, connectedness/unity of experience, and imagination. Walking in beauty includes 3 processes: embodiment, creativity, and appreciation of the sublime."
Provides a model of empowerment based on the individual’s goals and agency. Individual based but not paternalistic.
Raises questions about whether counseling psych should be more tolerant of “moral diversity,” acknowledging that counseling psychologists may not agree on what is just, refraining from judging other professionals, and considering how values and motivations other than social justice might be central to counseling psych. Good article to explore the role of SJ in counseling psych.
A good initial overview with basic definitions and approaches for activism directed at policy.
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