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 is not only gender balanced, but includes underrepresented groups.
Hold a diversity networking meeting during each Annual Meeting (Initial event was held at the Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on Thursday, November 17.)
Create and award 5 new student diversity travel awards valued at $1,000 each, to be provided for students from underrepresented groups starting in 2017. These awards are named the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award - Supporting diversity & inclusion in cognitive science.
Develop and launch a survey indicating underrepresented minority status, including LGBT, both for themselves and for members of their labs who might, immediately or eventually, be interested in participating in Psychonomics.
Janet Metcalfe, Chair, Columbia University
Laura Carlson, University of Notre Dame
Jean Fox Tree, University of California, Santa Cruz
Alejandro Lleras, University of Illinois
Robert Logie, University of Edinburgh
Travis Seymour, University of California, Santa Cruz
Louis Shomette, Psychonomic Society (ex officio)