Title

Diversity Research in "Teaching of Psychology": Summary and Recommendations

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2003

Abstract

Reviewed the body of published research in the journal Teaching of Psychology (ToP) concerning diversity issues (e.g., age, race/ethnicity, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status). Between 1974 and 2002, approximately 7% of articles published in ToP substantively dealt with diversity issues, with gender issues being the most frequent topic. ToP publications concerning diversity issues have increased across time, especially recently, with the 1999 and 2001 volumes having the highest number of articles. Most of these diversity articles were conceptual in nature rather than empirical studies. The 33 empirical studies published in ToP concerning diversity were largely descriptive, exploratory, and atheoretical. The authors offer an agenda and recommendations for future research and submissions to ToP focusing on diversity issues.

Journal

Teaching of Psychology

Journal ISSN

1532-8023

Volume

30

Issue

1

First Page

5

Last Page

18

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1207/S15328023TOP3001_02