Most scientists in psychological research agree that diversity, both ethnic and gender based, are good for the field. As a Society, the enhancement of diversity and elimination of bias is one of our main goals. We must support this goal to ensure the proper direction of the field in the future.
Diversity & Inclusion Committee
We recognize that our Society and field are not as diverse as we would like it to be and have created a Diversity & Inclusion Committee to address these concerns. The Diversity & Inclusion Committee improves coordination and collaboration of diversity efforts throughout the Society; provides the structure for effective utilization of Society resources committed to diversity; and helps to maintain diversity as a priority issue for the Society.
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
Work towards strong representation in all aspects of the Society (e.g. governance, awards, workshops, supported symposia, keynote speakers, etc.) that are not only gender balanced, but includes underrepresented groups.
Hold a diversity and inclusion networking reception during each Annual Meeting.
Create and award 5 new student diversity travel awards valued at $1,000 each, to be provided for students from underrepresented groups. These awards are named the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award - Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive science.
Valerie Reyna, Chair, Cornell University
Laura Carlson, University of Notre Dame
Ivy Defoe, University of Pennsylvania
Jean Fox Tree, University of California, Santa Cruz
Alejandro Lleras, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Janet Metcalfe, Columbia University
Travis Seymour, University of California, Santa Cruz
Duane Watson, Vanderbilt University