Black History Month: Black Racial Inequality in Psychological Research & Academia
February 21, 4:00pm PT 2023 – ZOOM LINK HERE
“I feel that if we don’t take seriously the ways in which racism is embedded in structures of institutions, if we assume that there must be an identifiable racist who is the perpetrator, then we won’t ever succeed in eradicating racism.” ― Angela Y. Davis, Freedom is a Constant Struggle
In February’s lab, we will be discussing three focal articles that highlight the racial history and current nature of psychological research and academia, which systematically has and continues to exclude, ignore, and oppress people of color in multiple ways. We will discuss together ways in which we can push for and mitigate equity and equality in research and academia.
Bring your favorite article(s) to add to our public Black History Month literature folder!!
This article articulates that systemic inequality exists within psychological research and that systemic changes are needed to ensure that psychological research benefits from diversity in editing, writing, and participation:
Roberts, S. O., Bareket-Shavit, C., Dollins, F. A., Goldie, P. D., & Mortenson, E. (2020). Racial inequality in psychological research: Trends of the past and recommendations for the future. Perspectives on psychological science, 15(6), 1295-1309.
This article discusses presents examples of how epistemic oppression exists within psychological science, including in how science is conducted, reported, reviewed, and disseminated:
Buchanan, N. T., Perez, M., Prinstein, M. J., & Thurston, I. B. (2021). Upending racism in psychological science: Strategies to change how science is conducted, reported, reviewed, and disseminated. American Psychologist, 76(7), 1097.
This article draws from Black Feminist Theory to address some of the ways in which anti‐blackness and liberal White supremacy are manifested in the lives of Black faculty and students, and propose that non‐Black allies have key roles to play in resisting them:
Bell, M. P., Berry, D., Leopold, J., & Nkomo, S. (2021). Making Black Lives Matter in academia: A Black feminist call for collective action against anti‐blackness in the academy. Gender, Work & Organization, 28, 39-57.
Open House Event: How To Leverage Social Norms for DEI Initiatives with Dr. Wesley Schultz
OCTOBER 27, 4:00PM PT 2022 – IN-PERSON AT THE ORG HOUSE OR ZOOM LINK HERE
We’re excited to host an open lab session with Dr. Wesley Schultz based on his article Secret Agents of Influence: Leveraging Social Norms for Good. We will talk to Dr. Schultz about how to leverage social norms for DEI initiatives. Please join this important conversation!
Celebrando Hispanic Heritage Month
september 29, 4:00pm pt 2022 – Zoom link here
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15- October 15), we are hosting an open-lab event to discuss the history of Hispanic Heritage Month and a recent empirical article by Marin et al. (2021) focused on the Hispanic community.
Empirical Article: Marín, L. S., Barreto, M., Montano, M., Sugerman-Brozan, J., Goldstein-Gelb, M., & Punnett, L. (2021). Workplace sexual harassment and vulnerabilities among low-wage hispanic women. Occupational Health Science, 5(3), 391-414.
Worker Wellbeing Lab Retreat
August 22-24, 2022
Amplifying Voices Series (Session 2): Microaggressions Toward Minorities in the Workplace
May 5, 4:00 PM PT 2022
We will be discussing two literature articles surrounding the experience of microaggressions amongst Black/African American women, Latinx/Hispanic women, and Asian women in the workplace.
Open House Event: Journal Review Process
MARCH 24, 2022
Dr. González-Morales shared her experiences as an associate editor for the Journal of Work & Stress and the Journal of Business & Psychology.
We discussed dilemmas that reviewers encounter, such as potential harking, as well as a walk through the journal review process.
International Women’s Day Events
MARCH 8-11, 2022
We held 4 incredible events in honor of International Women’s Day!
Feminist Sketches (occurred in-person)
Women of Organizational Psychology panel, featuring Becky Reichard, Anna Woodcock, Jenn Feitosa, Larisswa (Lacie) Barber, and Lisa Kath (Recording here)
Half-Baked Symposium for Half-Baked DEI Ideas (Recording Here)
Open House Event: Black History Month—Amplifying Black Women in Organizations
FeBruary 24, 4:00 PM PT 2022
Did you know that over 30% of employed Black women work in teh management, business, professional and related workforce? The women of the Worker Wellbeing Lab will be highlighting these professionals in organizations. Join us to discuss literature, research, and personal experiences surrounding Black women in the workplace.
Open House Event: Effect Sizes
OCTOBER 5, 4:00 PM PT 2021
The Worker Wellbeing Lab is holding an open lab meeting for anyone interested in learning about the lab and participating in our discussion about effect sizes. We’ll discuss the book chapter by Cortina and Landis, When Small Effect Sizes Tell a Big Story, and When Large Effect Sizes Don’t.
Open House Event: Myths and Urban Legend of Thematic Analysis
JUNE 9, 4:30 pm PT, 2021
Presented by Katya Pogrebtsova, PhD.
Thematic analysis is one of the most widely used research methods in the social sciences. Braun and Clarke’s definitive 2006 paper, Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology, has 99,929 citations and counting, making it one of the most cited academic papers of all time. This popularity has contributed to the perception of thematic analysis as both the most widely accepted, and equally, most overrated, qualitative research method to exist. Most recently, Braun and Clarke (2019, 2020) have developed the reflexive thematic analysis approach that encourages expanded opportunities for thematic analysis usage. Much of what was thought as limited or simplistic about thematic analysis (i.e., the “myths and urban legends”) is arguably mere misuse of the method, or no longer applicable when applying the revised reflexive approach. But just how much have these past misconceptions of thematic analysis been impacting your thinking and research decisions? Further, how might you gain new insights into your qualitative research questions with a reflexive thematic analysis approach? The current talk—part discussion of the most prevalent thematic analysis “myths,” part summary of reflexive thematic analysis, and part group reflection—will address these questions. The audience will leave with a greater understanding of how to expand their qualitative research possibilities using one of Psychology’s most acclaimed yet misunderstood methods.
Worker Wellbeing SIOP Presentations
APRIL 15 – 17, 2021
The Worker Wellbeing Lab is presenting 3 papers at SIOP.
Kick off event: FEMINIST SKITS WATCH PARTY.
FEMINIST POSITIVE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Talk and Panel.
SCREENING OF PICTURE A SCIENTIST
Dr. Gonzalez-Morales’ invited talk for the Canadian Positive Psychology Association CPPA
February 18, 2021 4.00 pm PT / 7.00 pm EST
Feminist Positive Organizational Psychology: Respectful Engagement for Building Positive Relational Cultures (Register here)
In this talk, I use a feminist epistemological lens to the study of respectful engagement in lieu of ‘civility’ in the workplace, as the counterpoint of workplace incivility and other organizational deviant behaviors. I build a theoretical framework based upon the positive organizational scholarship (POS) concepts of positive social capital (Bakker & Dutton, 2006), high-quality connections (Dutton & Heaphy, 2003) and the feminist theory of relational work and practice (Fletcher, 1998).
Worker Wellbeing Open House!
Thursday, February 4th, at 3:00pm PT.
The Worker Wellbeing Lab, directed by Dr. Gloria Gonzalez-Morales, is hosting an open house THIS THURSDAY at 3pm PT!
We will share information about:
- Our lab’s mission, culture and expectations
- Past and present research and accomplishments
- Upcoming open events
- And more!
It was great to see you there! Follow up by emailing email@example.com or schedule a virtual meeting with her through calendly.com/meetingatcgu
January 21, 2020: Dr. Gonzalez-Morales is a panelist at
December 10, 2020: Lab Holiday Party
October 29, 2020: Positive PsyDays and the Worker Wellbeing Lab presented their first speaker of the semester, Katya Pogrebtsova, M.A., ABD
Harnessing Appreciative Inquiry and Job Crafting for Belonging, Health and Flourishing in the Workplace and Beyond.
Please email us if you are interested in a recording of the session!