Race and culture are social constructions with educational and psychological implications with respect to how people function in society.  Of special relevance to the Institute are the interactions among race and/or culture and education, mental health, and vocation. The psychological aspects of race and culture in these domains are rarely examined, although much social policy proceeds as though such investigations have occurred. Moreover, in the social policy arena, race and culture typically are treated as human deficiencies rather than potential resources.



To promote a more complete understanding of race and culture in society through the psychological study and related psycho-educational interventions

To foster national and international collaboration between educators, mental health providers, and scholars with interests in the psychological study of race, culture, and social policy

To acquire, disseminate and apply knowledge about populations for whom more racial or cultural information would be beneficial


Purpose – Play a role in the undoing and disruption of racism

Mission – The production and distribution of research and scholarship focused on the intervention and prevention of racism

Activities – Collaborations, Discussion Forums - research informing practice and practice informing research, Speaker Series


Research & Scholarship


Social Policy