Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Multicultural and Diversity Resources in Psychology

Consistent with the American Psychological Association’s Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Fordham University’s undergraduate psychology course offerings provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values required to recognize, understand, and respect the complexity of social, cultural, and individual diversity. This page provides links to currently offered psychology courses covering topics such as: ethnic/racial identity, sexual and gender identity; effects of discrimination, harassment, and group bias on health and well-being; psychosocial roots of prejudice and hate crimes; and health disparities. This page also provides a list of readings and other multicultural and diversity resources in psychology.

•    Undergraduate Course Offerings
•    Graduate Course Offerings
•    Organizations and Resources
•    Recommended Readings


Undergraduate Course Offerings
  • PSYC 2600 – Social Psychology
  • PSYC 3530 – Psychology of Sex Roles
  • PSYC 3600 – Multicultural Issues
  • PSYC 3700 – Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 3720 – Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 3730 – Men & Masculinities
  • PSYC 4820 – Community Psychology
  • PSYC 4900 – Psychology & Human Values
  • PSYC 4930 – Codes for Mental Health Service
Graduate Course Offerings

Note: graduate courses are not available for undergraduate students without special permission from the course instructor.

  • PSYC 5710 – Issues in Social Psychology
  • PSYC 6005 – Ethics in Psychology
  • PSYC 6170 – Multicultural Seminar
  • PSYC 6290 – Health Disparities and Social Inequalities
  • PSYC 6310 – Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Development
  • PSYC 6510 – Social Influences on Behavior
Organizations and Resources

Resources at Fordham University:

American Psychological Association Divisions:

Social Psychology Network:

The APAGS Resource Guide for LGBT Students in Psychology:

APAGS Resource Guide for Ethnic Minority Graduate Students: 

Recommended Readings


American Psychological Association (2000). Guidelines for psychotherapy with lesbian, gay & bisexual clients. American Psychologist, 55, 1440-1451.

American Psychological Association (2003). Guidelines on multicultural education, training, research, practice, and organizational change for psychologists. American Psychologist, 58, 377-402.

American Psychological Association (2007). Guidelines for psychological practice with girls and women. American Psychologist, 62, 949-979.

Adler, N.E. (2009). Health disparities through a psychological lens. American Psychologist, 64, 663-673.

Fowers, B. J., & Davidov, B. J. (2006). The virtue of multiculturalism: Personal transformation, character, and openness to the other. American Psychologist, 61, 581-594.

Krieger, N. (2003). Does racism harm health? Did child abuse exist before 1962? On explicit questions, critical science, and current controversies: An ecosocial perspective. American Journal of Public Health, 93, 194-199.

Levitt, H. M., Ovrebo, E., Anderson-Cleveland, M. B., Leone, C., Jeong, J. Y., Arm, J. R., & ... Horne, S. G. (2009). Balancing dangers: GLBT experience in a time of anti-GLBT legislation. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56(1), 67-81.

Mays, V. M. (2000). A social justice agenda. American Psychologist, 55, 326-327.

Nadal, K. L., Wong, Y., Issa, M., Meterko, V., Leon, J., & Wideman, M. (2011). Sexual orientation microaggressions: Processes and coping mechanisms for lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 5, 21-46.

Oswalt, S. B., & Wyatt, T. J., (2011). Sexual orientation and differences in mental health, stress, and academic performance in a national sample of U.S. College students. Journal of Homosexuality, 9, 1255-1280.

Ponterotto, J., Utsey, S. O.,  & Pedersen, O. J. (2006). Preventing prejudice: A guide for counselors, educators, and parents. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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