Marginalized Groups

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Marginalized Groups

We believe that historical injustices create multi-generational patterns of discrimination. Much of Community Psychology injects this perspective within their work on every topic. Some research focuses exclusively/primarily on groups impacted by injustice and marginalization.

What is Fat Activism? A dialogue about body diversity and weight stigma – Lauren Munro

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In this episode of RadioActive Lauren Munro, a Ph.D. student at Wilifrid Laurier University, explains what fat activism is and how the social movement challenges stigmas around fatness. Lauren self-describes as a fat woman and discusses how taking back the word “fat” and using it as a neutral descriptor weakens negative connotations. As a researcher, […]

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Sexual Violence and Sexual Minority Women – Dr. Tracy Hipp

Posted in: Marginalized Groups, Violence Prevention | Tags:
Dr. Tracy Hipp is a Community Psychology graduate from Georgia State University who has focused her research on developing an understanding of the experiences of sexual violence of non-heterosexual and non gender conforming women through the inclusion of their often excluded voices.

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Advancing the social sciences of sustainability – Dr. Manuel Riemer

Posted in: Environment, Marginalized Groups, Uncategorized | Tags:
During this interview Dr. Riemer explains the complexity of the concept of Sustainability and argues for the need for more social science in sustainability research – stating that “we need to breathe air, but we also need to be in community”.

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Narratives of Resistance – Dr. Ciann Wilson

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
There are communities facing risk of genocidal impact due to HIV/AIDS including black men, and indigenous communities, who are largely ignored or delegitimized in their experiences and differential health outcomes. Dr. Wilson’s work highlights the need to reclaim narratives of resistance by immigrants, communities of colour and indigenous communities.

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MLKJ Day Special Episode – Allana Zuckerman and Dr. Dominique Thomas

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In this special episode of RadioActive, Dr. Dominique Thomas and Allana Zuckerman join Natalie to talk about the upcoming Black Lives Matter special issue of the journal, Community Psychology in a Global Perspective.

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Tackling Campus Racial Climate and Institutional Racism – Dr. Dominique Thomas

Posted in: Education, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
For this episode of RadioActive Natalie took a stop over in Atlanta, Georgia to interview Dr. Dominique Thomas about his recent research on campus racial climate for African American Students.

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Need for a Culturally-Relevant Adaptation for Latinas with Binge Eating Disorder

Posted in: Healthcare, Marginalized Groups
Latinas are not only at greater risk for obesity and binge eating disorder (BED) than White women, they are also less likely to seek treatment for eating issues. Intensive lifestyle interventions are effective in promoting weight loss and improving dietary intake, but do not address important issues associated with obesity, such as BED. Cognitive-behavioral therapy […]

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Shoulda. coulda. woulda: What listening to Joe Durlak might have done

Posted in: Blog, Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups
In 1979, a young psychologist named Joe Durlak published a controversial study in Psychological Bulletin that sent ripples through the helping professions. What Durlak sought to do was to combine all published studies that had compared the outcomes of experienced psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers with those of paraprofessionals (i.e., nonexpert, minimally trained community volunteers and helpers). […]

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To Liberate and Be Liberated: A Commitment to Realizing Freedom

Posted in: Blog, Marginalized Groups
As a practitioner and educator, I continuously reflect on how well I apply the principles of the field, and a key part of this work involves working with others that seek to speak truth to power through a process of mutual liberation. I hold a number of roles within the community, and to be true […]

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You Can MAKE Better Mentors

Posted in: Children, Youth and Families, Marginalized Groups | Tags:
Many low-income youth and youth of color experience inequity in schools, neighborhoods and other communities. This may be attributable to adult biases within these settings. These biases may be heightened when the adult and youth do not share similar social identities, such as ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic status. Given the potential influence of adults on […]

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