Psychology's Potential Role in Overcoming Racism

About the Course:

Because racism has psychological underpinnings and effects psychology can have a critical role in combating racism. This course consists of four brief articles on psychology’s current and potential role in overcoming racism and intolerance. These articles relate to APA’s involvement in the 2001 U.N. World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance.


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Bridget Murray; The American Psychological Association

About the Authors:

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The American Psychological Association in consultation with the WCAR Health/Mental Health CaucusvOrganizations of Psychological and Mental Health Scientists and Practitioners.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about the role of Psychology in overcoming Racism. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. identify potential functions of psychology and psychologists in preventing and remedying racism, intolerance and their effects.

  2. understand APA\‘s recent contribution to the UN World Conference Against Racism.

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Course Number: 100637
Credit Hours: 3cr
Exam Fee: $20.91
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Format: Online
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