all the psychology courses that I teach at
Wells College I follow the guidelines listed below. I believe these
guidelines facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of learners,
foster the development of cultural competence among future
psychologists, help us to become aware of our own biases, and support
our understanding of psychology within cultural contexts.
Competent Psychology Education from
#1: Psychologists are encouraged to recognize that, as cultural beings,
they may hold attitudes and beliefs that can detrimentally influence
perceptions of and interactions with individuals who are ethnically and
racially different from themselves.
#2: Psychologists are encouraged to recognize the importance of
sensitivity/responsiveness, knowledge, and understanding about
and racially different individuals.
#3: As educators, psychologists are encouraged to employ the constructs
of multiculturalism and diversity in psychological education.
#4: Culturally sensitive psychological researchers are encouraged to
the importance of conducting culture
centered and ethical psychological
research among persons from ethnic, linguistic, and racial minority
#5: Psychologists strive to apply culturally appropriate skills in
and other applied psychological practices.
#6: Psychologists are encouraged to use organizational change processes
to support culturally informed organizational (policy) development and
Fouad & Arredondo (2007; p. 65) Becoming
advice for psychologists and educators. Washington,
who use the constructs of "multiculturalism" and "diversity" in
education will be able to demonstrate
about different learning models and approaches to teaching from
of how to incorporate statements of philosophy and principles in course
of how to design a culture-centered curriculum that is thematic to an
of how to anticipate a range of emotional reactions in students and be
prepared to understand and facilitate respectful discussion and
of the research findings about the effects of multicultural counseling
and psychology coursework
information on the documentary film,
Every Bit of
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poster; screening and
discussion at Wells
Events at Wells (previous years)
Sciences Research Center
was a while before we came to realize that our place was the very house
of difference rather than the security of any particular difference.
are the queer groups, the people that don't belong anywhere, not in the
dominant world nor completely within our own respective cultures.
we cover so many oppressions. But the overwhelming oppression is the
fact that we do not fit, and because we do not fit we are a threat."
"we never go away even if we're always leaving because the only home is
each other they've occupied the rest colonized it; an idea about
is all we own"
"If we manage to teach our students to be curious -- not to take up our
political positions, but just to be curious -- we will have managed to
do a great deal."
no hay camino, se hace camino al andar; al andar se hace camino y, al
la vista atrás, se ve la senda que nunca se ha de volver a
pisar." Martin Luther King, Jr. :
lives begin to end
the day we become
silent about things that matter. " Audre Lorde: "The
master's tools will never
dismantle the master's
Corretjer: "Yo sería borincano aunque naciera en la luna"
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