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FREDERICK T. L. LEONG, JESSICA KOHOUT, JAMIE SMITH & MARLENE WICHERSKI

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 4: A Profile of Ethnic Minority Psychology: A Pipeline Perspective

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A Profile of Ethnic Minority Psychology: A Pipeline Perspective
A profile of ethnic minority psychology: A pipeline perspective
Introduction and Organization

Tracking demographics among scientists and engineers has a relatively recent history. It was only in the mid-1970s that organizations, researchers, and policymakers began paying close attention to the gender and racial/ethnic composition of their workforces, among the first demographics to be tracked (census excluded). Since that time, however, measuring diversity has become an accepted part of research and policy. Gender and race/ethnicity data are collected by the American Psychological Association (APA) and other associations and agencies in membership surveys, employment and salary surveys, surveys of departments, as well as in surveys of APA governance. Diversity is important because it tells us how representative psychology is of ...

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