4 Discussions

1 – Reality Construct

Each individual observes the world through their own perceptions. Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition – thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. Their website has a series of test that are available to test your social attitudes.

Instructions:

First, take two of the Harvard Project Implicit (Links to an external site.) tests by going to the website then continue as a “guest.” After taking two of the tests, read through the material under the “Education” tab.

Second, address the following in about three paragraphs (about 300 words):

1. Describe your results for each test.

2. Explain how your membership in different subcultures influenced your perceptions of others.

Post your discussion by Day 3 of the week. Before beginning, carefully review the Writing Center’s guide on Writing a Discussion Board Post. (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Checklist:

· Did you use scholarly resources to support your work?

· Did you discuss each area in the instruction and Grading Rubric?

· Did you use APA?

2 -Dominant and Subordinate Group Membership

This week you are exploring what it means to have privilege in all aspects of life, whether it be that you are able to enroll in school and take this course, or that you are able to walk, type, see, taste, or purchase/have access to groceries. Having privilege also means that you have power of some sort. Even having access to goods and services can be seen as a privilege. Discrimination can accompany power and privilege as those who have power and privilege may not be consciously aware of how they benefit from it.

Instructions:

First, Chapter 4 of The Ecology of Diversity (Kahn, 2015) has a “Reflections on Diversity” section near the end entitled, “Membership in Dominant and Subordinate Groups.” Follow the instructions provided in the chapter and complete the chart considering who are you are and what relationships you have with each type of group.

Second, write at least three paragraphs (300 words) addressing the following questions:

1. How has privilege, in any/all forms, shaped your life? Consider race, socioeconomic status, education, and other associations identified in Week 1.

2. Have you been aware of the privileges in your life as you were growing up? Why or why not?

3. As you learn more about privilege, and as you examine your life, what do you find most interesting or surprising?

4. How has privilege shaped your life opportunities, life chances, experiences, etc.?

Post your discussion by Day 3 of the week. Before beginning, carefully review the Writing Center’s guide Writing a Discussion Board Post (Links to an external site.).

Initial Post Checklist:

· Did you use scholarly resources to support your work?

· Did you discuss each area in the instruction and Grading Rubric?

· Did you use APA?

3 – Inclusive Communication

Your readings this week showcase the need to use communication techniques to bridge cultures and to demonstrate that we respect and value each other’s differences. Conversely, words can often be used in a divisive way.

Instructions:

Find two examples of when communication was used to bridge two socio-cultural groups, and one example of divisive communication. You may use examples from public media (newspaper, radio, TV, etc.), but use at least one personal example. For each example, describe the context, the content, and the result of the communication. Your discussion post should be at least three paragraphs long (300 words).

Post your discussion by Day 3 of the week. Before beginning, carefully review the Writing Center’s guide Writing a Discussion Board Post. (Links to an external site.)

Initial Post Checklist:

· Did you use scholarly resources to support your work?

· Did you discuss each area in the instruction and Grading Rubric?

· Did you use APA?

4 -Diversity in the Workplace

The value of diversity in groups and society is continually debated. Its benefits and challenges are many, particularly in the workplace where increased awareness of diversity issues has changed the nature of organizations.

Instructions:

After reading the required material for this week answer the following questions in your discussion post:

1. What kinds of diversity do you believe strengthens a group or organization? Why?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a diverse work team?

Post your discussion by Day 3 of the week. Before beginning, carefully review the Writing Center’s guide Writing a Discussion Board Post (Links to an external site.).

Initial Post Checklist:

· Did you use scholarly resources to support your work?

· Did you discuss each area in the instruction and Grading Rubric?

· Did you use APA?

Required Text

Digital Resource (Links to an external site.): American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Constellation: Kahn, A. (2015). The ecology of diversity: Examining individuals, societies, and cultures. San Diego, CA. Bridgepoint Education.

Constellation: Sole, K., & Landrum, R. E. (2015). Academic research and writing: A guide for the social sciences. San Diego, CA. Bridgepoint Education.

Required Resources

Bloom, P. (2014, January). Can prejudice ever be a good thing? [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDBcoRLkut8 (Links to an external site.)

Davis, W. (2015). Thco research training institute [Video file]. Retrieved fromWade Davis TEDx (Links to an external site.)Wade Davis TEDx

Geiger, K. A., & Jordan, C. (2014). The role of societal privilege in the definitions and practices of inclusion. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal33(3), 261-274. doi: 10.1108/EDI-12-2013-0115. Retrieved from Proquest.

Hockett, D. (2017, September). We all have biases. So what can we do about it? [Video file]. Retrieved from We all have implicit biases. So what can we do about it? | Dushaw Hockett | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon (Links to an external site.)We all have implicit biases. So what can we do about it? | Dushaw Hockett | TEDxMidAtlanticSalon

Hollman, J. (2017). The power of diversity: Multiple generations working together. Printing Industries of America, the Magazine, 9(4), 2-3. [Proquest]

King, R. (2014, September). How autism freed me to be myself [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ95xlZeHo8 (Links to an external site.)

Lyiscott, J. (2014, February). 3 ways to speak English [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9fmJ5xQ_mc (Links to an external site.)

Nelson, B. (2014). The Data on Diversity. Communications of the ACM57(11), 86-95. doi:10.1145/2597886 [EBSCOHost]

New York Times. (n.d.). Quiz: How Y’all, Youse, and You Guys Talk. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?_r=0 (Links to an external site.)

Piper, A. (2015). A focus on people. Internal Auditor 72(3), 47-51. [MasterFilePremier]

Project Implicit. (n.d.). Implicit Association Tests. Retrieved from https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/ (Links to an external site.)

Roberson, Q., Ryan, A., & Ragins, B. (2017). The evolution and future of diversity at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 102(3), 483-499. [PsycArticles].

Ross, H. (2012, January 9). Diversity, inclusion, and the concealed mind (Part 1) [Web log comment]. Retrieved from http://mylinkage.com/blog/fighting-the-bias-in-your-brain-by-howard-ross/ (Links to an external site.)

Schmit, K. (2014). Working with different generations. Credit Union Management, 37(1), 24-26. [Proquest]

Secord, R. (2015). Managing cultural diversity. Leadership Excellence Essentials 32(9), 24. [Proquest]

Tritch, C. (2015, July). Let’s talk diversity and inclusion [Video file]. Retrieved fromLet’s Talk Diversity and Inclusion | Courtney Tritch | TEDxFortWayne (Links to an external site.)Let’s Talk Diversity and Inclusion | Courtney Tritch | TEDxFortWayne

Wright-Tillett, iO. (2012, December). Fifty shades of gay [Video file]. Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAJ-5J21Rd0 (Links to an external site.)

 
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