IncLab scholarship explores social exclusion and psychological well-being
We study identity-related exclusion from social resources, opportunities, and agency.
- The impact of social exclusion/inclusion upon social and emotional well-being
- The social exclusion of poor and working-class people
- The operations of racism within psychological practices
- The intersections of class with race and other identities
- Antiracism and whiteness
- The roles of professional and academic psychology in maintaining and/or counteracting exclusion
- The development of socially-just psychological practice, especially in communities and schools
- Participatory action research (PAR) and youth participatory action research (YPAR) as vehicles by which to address the foregoing and as interventions in themselves
How does all this apply to the work of psychologists and counselors? Why do we do what we do? Our vision of psychological practice and scholarship integrates all these activities.
We bring a multiplicity of methods to bear on these topics.
- We do participatory action research (PAR) in New York communities and beyond
- We do youth participatory action research (YPAR) in NYC high schools, middle schools, and other organizations
- We conduct quantitative research
- We conduct qualitative research
- We publish conceptual and theoretical analyses
- We present at conferences and other events
- We partner with community-based and other organizations to learn from their work, support local wellness-related projects, and build capacity
- We imagine and create real-world applications of inclusive psychological research and practices