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DEIA+ Resource Library

The purpose of this digital library is to curate resources specific to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA+) and make them accessible to MAPP alumni, current students, and the public. Positive Psychology research of underrepresented groups has been scant. Our hope is that we will inspire students, researchers, and practitioners to be more culturally responsive in order to ensure that positive psychology remains relevant as our demographics continue to change. 

These resources are just a start. The MAPP Alumni Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessiblity+ (DEIA+) Committee welcomes the help of other alumni and students in building a robust resource library. If you have an news article, journal article, assessment, book, podcast, video,  website, or online course that you would like us to consider including, please fill out the submission form (open to MAPP members only). 

We appreciate your interest and welcome your input.


Books

Book Cover Published Title
Author
   November 2019 African American Psychology: A Positive Psychology Perspective

Stacie Craft DeFreitas

   January 2010
 Bargaining with the Devil: When to Negotiate, When to Fight

Robert Mnookin

 September 2022 Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides

Geoffrey Cohen

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

   August 2021 The Business of Race: How to Create and Sustain an Antiracist Workplace and Why It’s Actually Good for Business

Margaret H, Greenberg (MAPP 1) and Gina Greenlee.

(Suggested by Kathryn Britton)

  October 2023 The Canceling of the American Mind: Cancel Culture Undermines Trust and Threatens Us All—But There Is a Solution

Greg Lukianoff & Rikki Schlott

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

   January 2021 Change: How to Make Big Things Happen

Damon Centola

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)


  November 2021 Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement

Jacqueline M. Stavros and Cheri Torres.


(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

   May 2021
 Dear White Peacemakers: Dismantling Racism with Grit and Grace

Osheta Moore

(Suggested by Kathryn Britton)

  May 2022 Elite Capture: How the Powerful Took Over Identity Politics (And Everything Else)

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

   November 2018 The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Amy Edmonson

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

  August 2021
 How People Matter: Why It Affects Health, Happiness, Love, Work, and Society

Isaac & Ora Prilleltensky

   September 2023
 The Identity Trap: A Story of Ideas and Power in Our Time

Yascha Mounk

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

   September 2021 The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

Rhonda Magee

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

   September 2018 The Person You Mean To BE: How Good People Fight Bias

Dolly Chugh

(Suggested by Laryssa Kundanmal)

  November 2020 The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution

Carl Trueman

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

  October 2022 Shared Sisterhood

Tina Opie and Beth A. Livingston 


(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

  February 2021 The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

Heather McGhee

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

   March 2023 Weathering: The Extraordinary Stress of Ordinary Life in an Unjust Society

Arline T. Geronimus

(Suggested by Rephael Houston)

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Assessments

Title and Link Organization Description
Race Matters: Organizational Self Assessment Annie E. Casey Foundation From their website: "Unintended racial prejudices are deeply rooted in all U.S. institutions. Use this questionnaire to find out if they are part of your organization. The questions use a racial lens to size up staffing and operational aspects. The assessment then offers additional tools and next steps based on how the organization scores."
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
IDI, LLC, Hammer Holdings, Inc
From their website: "The IDI is the best option to better understand successes and challenges that you and your organization or your clients are currently facing as you engage various diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice related issues. The IDI provides concrete and descriptive data to help guide developmentally appropriate strategies for greater success and efficacy."

Antiracist Style Indicator Deborah Plummer From the site: "There's more to being an antiracist than aligning yourself with its value and endorsing its principles. Take this antiracist self-assessment tool to determine how effectively you work to dismantle racism in systems and within yourself."

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Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports


Title and Link Published Authors and Journal Description
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework
American Psychological Association The framework APA established to help guide their strategic plan

(Suggested by Jackie Gaffaney)

The mixed effects of online diversity training
April 2019

Edward H. Chang, Katherine Milkman, Dena Gromet, Adam Grant

PNAS

(Suggested by Jackie Gaffaney)
The Pushback Against Workplace Racial Equity Summer 2021 Rosalind M. Chow, L. Taylor Phillips, Brian S. Lowery, and Miguel M. Unzueta

MIT Sloan Management Review

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)
The 5 Biggest Biases That Affect Decision-Making August 2023 Neuroleadership Institute This short article summarizes the five most common domains of biases and shares strategies for recognizing and mitigating these mental shortcuts.
(Suggested by Laryssa Kundanmal)

Improving Workplace Culture Through Evidence-Based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practices May 2021 Stephanie J. Creary, Nancy Rothbard, and Jared Scruggs

UPenn Wharton Applied Insights Lab Report.


(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

The Case for Cultural Competency in Psychotherapeutic Interventions
2009 Stanley Sue, Nolan Zane, Gordon Hall, Lauren Berger

Annual Review of Psychology

Abstract: "Cultural competency practices have been widely adopted in the mental health field because of the disparities in the quality of services delivered to ethnic minority groups. In this review, we examine the meaning of cultural competency, positions that have been taken in favor of and against it, and the guidelines for its practice in the mental health field. Empirical research that tests the benefits of cultural competency is discussed.

(Submitted by Jackie Gaffaney)

Global Survey on Persons with Disabilities and Disasters
2023 United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Global Survey on Persons with Disabilities and Disasters demonstrates limited progress over the past ten years on the improving the status of people with disabilities regarding disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures, including 1) if persons with disabilities are prepared for potential disasters, 2) whether early warning and risk information is available and accessible, 3) if persons with disabilities are aware of DRR plans at national and local levels, and 4) if persons with disabilities are participating in DRR decision-making and planning.

Racial Justice Allyship Requires Civil Courage: A Behavioral Presecription for Moral Growth and Change February 2022

Monica T. Williams, Arghavan Nepton, Sonya Faber, and Terrence H.W. Ching


American Psychologist


Fact Sheet on Disability March 2023 World Health Organization


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News Articles


Title and Link Published Author(s) and Publication Description
Black Lives Matter: What Do I Do About It? 2020

Kathryn Britton

LinkedIn Pulse

Reflections on the changes the author has seen over her lifetime, as well as an illuminating encounter at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture.

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

Secrets of the ADHD Brain 2016

ADDitude Magazine


(Suggested by Laryssa Kundanmal)
Applying Positive Psychology to Race Work, Part 1
August 2021

Margaret H Greenberg & Gina Greenlee,

MAPP Magazine

Part I of a two part series written by MAPP Alumna Margaret H. Greenberg and Gina Greenlee. The article highlights four tools from the science of positive psychology and how they can be applied to conversations about race in the workplace.

Applying Positive Psychology to Race Work, Part 2
December 2021

Margaret H Greenberg & Gina Greenlee,

MAPP Magazine

Part II of a two-part series written by MAPP Alumna Margaret H. Greenberg and Gina Greenlee. The article applies an asset lens to a real-life case study in hiring diverse talent.

How Well Do Happiness Practices Serve Black Communities?
February 2024

Demond Hill, Jr

Greater Good Magazine

(Suggested by Jackie Gaffaney)


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Online Courses and Trainings

For the LinkedIn Learning courses below, the link takes you to an intro and synopsis. If you have access to LinkedIn learning, you can watch the full course. LinkedIn Learning access is provided as a benefit in many companies.  Most courses are also available for individual purchase.

Course Title Creator, Site, Date
Description
Becoming an ally to all Kenji Yoshino,
LinkedIn Learning,
November 2023

LinkedIn learning course provides best practices, tools, and techniques to help individuals serve as better allies to a variety of groups.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Communicating Across Cultures Virtually Tatiana Kolovou,
LinkedIn Learning,
November 2021

LinkedIn learning course focused on helping individuals communicate better with individuals from different cultures in a virtual setting.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Cross Cultural Communication Nano Tips Jessica Chen,
LinkedIn Learning,
August 2022

LinkedIn learning course filled with bite-sized, micro-learning tips to help individuals communicate with better cross-cultural competence..

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Decolonize Data: Accurate Data Tells Accurate Stories Urban Indian Health Institute

This toolkit is intended to help everyone who collects data understand the guiding principles of what it means to achieve data equity and justice.

(Suggested by Jackie Gaffaney)
Developing Cross Cultural Intelligence

Tatiana Kolovou,
LinkedIn Learning,
February 2024


LinkedIn learning course focused on helping individuals develop acumen about interacting with individuals from diverse cultures.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Disability Fundamentals Training for Managers Disability:IN Free 30-minute training made available by Disability:IN, an international organization with 500+ corporate members that promotes the full inclusion of people with disabilities worldwide.
How to support colleagues from underrepresented groups

Maxie McCoy,
LinkedIn Learning,
January 2021


LinkedIn learning course course focused on helping individuals become better allies in supporting colleagues from a variety of underrepresented groups.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Practical Strategies for Culturally Competent Evaluation Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) From the guide: "CDC provides its funded programs with a wide range of evaluation resources and guides. The resources provide guidance on evaluation approaches and methods, relevant examples, and additional resources. The guides are intended to aid in skill building on a wide range of evaluation topics."

(Suggested by Jackie Gaffaney)
Race and Cultural Diversity in American Life and History University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Free through Coursera.
This asynchronous course is composed of 4 modules for a total of 5 hours.  Learners will deepen their understanding and appreciation of ways in which race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity have shaped American institutions, ideology, law, and social relationships from the colonial era to the present.
Supporting Indigenous Rights: Using an Indigenous Lens at Work Camille Glass

LinkedIn Learning
February 2024

LinkedIn learning course focused on helping individuals support indigenous rights, particularly in the workplace. An intro and synopsis is available via the link.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Understanding and Supporting LGBTQ+ Employees

Rhodes Perry,
LinkedIn Learning,
February 2022

LinkedIn learning course course focused on helping individuals support LGBTQ+ employees.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Using Gender Inclusive Language Lori Nishiura Mackenzie,
LinkedIn Learning,
May 2022

LinkedIn learning course course focused on helping individuals understand and better utilize gender inclusive language, particularly in the workplace.

(Suggested by Jordana Cole)
Working Together: Ensuring People with Disabilities Feel Welcome and Included in the Workplace
EARN: Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion Free training made available by the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion, a national technical assistance center providing free resources to individuals and workplaces within the United States.



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Podcasts


Title and Link Year Creator
Description
Interview of Margaret H. Greenberg and Gina Greenlee November 2021

Jeff Klein & Ann Greenhaigh

Originally aired on SiriusXM Channel 132, Wharton Leadership in Action series

Wharton professors Klein and Greenhaigh interview coauthors Greenberg and Greenlee on how two women, one Black and one White, came to collaborate on the book, The Business of Race. They clarify the difference between "race talk" and "race work", and how to apply an organizational development (OD) lens to racial equity. The history of the U.S. Women's Movement, white privilege, and making mistakes are also explored. Lastly, they discuss why the workplace is the perfect place to discuss the undiscussable: race.

Interview of coauthors, Margaret H. Greenberg and Gina Greenlee March 2023

Jeff Klein & Ann Greenhaigh

Originally aired on SiriusXM Channel 132, Wharton Leadership in Action series

Wharton professors Klein and Greenhaigh interview coauthors Greenberg and Greenlee a second time to hear about the progress that has been made.


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Videos

Title and Link Year Creator
Description
We Need to Talk about an Injustice 2012 Bryan Stevenson, TED Talk Human rights lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, believes that we cannot recover from our history until we acknowledge and deal with it.  In this video, he faces the hard truths about the American justice system including the massive imbalance along racial lines. 
I got 99 problems... palsy is just one 2013 Maysoon Zayid, TED Talk Ted Talk on living with a disability through experience of a comedian living with Cerebral Palsy.

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Websites

Title and Link Organization Description
Center for Story-based Strategy Creators of #the4thBox

From the site: "Center for Story-based Strategy cultivates imagination spaces where story, grassroots leadership, organizing, and democracy are interwoven strategies to build power."

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

The Race Card Project National Public Radio

The Race Card Project invited people to send in 6-word statements of their views on race. They can also tell a story to go with the statement. From the website: "The intention is to use these cards to get a peek at America’s honest views about Race." There is a form that lets you submit your own Race Card.

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg)

Equal Justice Initiative Website Equal Justice Initiative

From the site: "EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society." To me, the leader of EJI, Bryan Stevenson, is a model of bravery, honesty, and love.

(Suggested by Kathryn Britton)

Historical Foundations Of Race National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian From the site: "Race is a human-invented, shorthand term used to describe and categorize people into various social groups based on characteristics like skin color, physical features, and genetic heredity. Race, while not a valid biological concept, is a real social construction that gives or denies benefits and privileges."

(Suggested by Margaret Greenberg and
Kathryn Britton)

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