Diversity & Inclusion

Research in Psychological Sciences at Purdue focuses on the ways in which people are both similar and different in various ways, as well as on the processes by which individuals accept and reject others in numerous settings.


The following faculty have research interest and expertise in the area of diversity & inclusion:

Sample Courses

PSY 33500 - Stereotyping and Prejudice

(Credit Hours: 3.00). This course examines the topics of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination from a social psychological perspective. Relying on empirical findings and relevant theoretical approaches, the course moves beyond lay opinions to explore the social psychological foundations and forms of stereotyping and prejudice, and to examine various strategies for reducing intergroup biases. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

PSY 68000 - Introduction to Organizational Psychology

(Credit Hours: 3.00). This two-semester sequence extensively surveys the various areas of industrial/organizational psychology. The first semester surveys those topics generally classified as dealing with industrial psychology (e.g., selection, placement, training, performance appraisal), and the second semester surveys organizational psychology topics (e.g., job satisfaction, motivation, leadership, decision making, role making). Course provides a critical and up-to-date review of recent and classical research in these areas. Prerequisite: Any undergraduate Statistics course and any undergradate Social Science Research Methods course. Typically offered Fall Spring.

PSY 68200 - Culture and Diversity at Work

(Credit Hours: 3.00). What are culture and diversity? Why don’t people view diversity the same way? How can diversity be good when it often leads to collision and problems? Are there ways to transform cultural collision into synergy? This course aims to familiarize graduate students with the basic theoretical and methodological issues in the scientific study of culture and diversity in organizations. Readings are drawn primarily from the socio-organizational psychology and organizational behavior literature. Given most psychology research been largely developed and tested in WEIRD (i.e., western, educated, industries, rich, and democratic) populations, the course also discusses generalizability issues in psychology. Typically offered Spring.

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