The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice

Programs scheduled for the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco, California.

The Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) and the APA Public Interest Directorate are pleased to invite you to attend “The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice” during the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco, California. This series of programs is sponsored by BAPPI and the Public Interest Directorate and cosponsored by the APA Committee on Aging (CONA), the APA Committee on Children, Youth and Families (CYF), the APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA), the APA Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology (CDIP), the APA Committee on Women and Psychology (CWP); and Divisions 27, 45, 51, and 9.

This series of programs will seek to explore some of the following questions:

  1. How alive and well is the value of social justice in our society today?
  2. What is the impact of social injustice on public interest constituencies (racial/ethnic minorities; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities; children, youth and families; older adults; disabled persons; and persons living with HIV/AIDS) i.e., how does social injustice play out differently across these different groups?
  3. What are positive impacts of social justice?

 

Saturday, August 18, 2007


Time: 10:00 - 11:50am

The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice: Public Policy and Mental Health Implications of Immigration: Local, State, and Federal Perspectives

Location: Moscone Center, Second Floor - West Building, Room 2005

Chair: Jose M. Cervantes, PhD

Presenters: Margarita Alegria, PhD; The Honorable Antonio R. Villarraigosa, JD; The Honorable Gloria Romero, PhD; The Honorable Michael Honda, JD

Discussant: The Honorable Lelan Y. Yee


Time: 11:00am - 12:50pm

The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice: Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick? A Preview of a PBS Documentary and Discussion

Location: Moscone Center, Second Floor - West Building, Room 2010

Chair: Margaret B. Heldring, PhD

Presenters: Larry Adelman, California Newsreel; Nancy E. Adler, PhD; Troy Duster, PhD

 

Sunday, August 18, 2007


Time: 2:00 - 2:50pm

The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice: Vulnerable AND Impressionable: Social Inequality and Children's Exposure to Health Risks

Location: Moscone Center, West Mezzanine - South Building, Room 252/254/256

Chair: Barbara H. Fiese, PhD

Presenters: Eileen Zurbriggen, PhD; Brian Wilcox, PhD; Barbara H. Fiese, PhD


Time: 3:00 – 3:50 pm

The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice - Aging and Health Disparities: Cumulative Effects of Race, Gender and SES

Location: Moscone Center, Room 224

Chair: Rosemary Blieszner, PhD

Participant/Discussant(s): David Chiriboga, PhD, Barbara Yee, PhD, James S Jackson, PhD, Toni C. Antonucci, PhD


Time: 4:00 - 4:50pm

The Psychological and Health Impacts of Social Injustice: Mental Health Effects of Racial Profiling and Stereotyping

Location: Moscone Center, East Mezzanine - South Building, Room 232/234

Presenters: Nadia Hasan, MA; Muninder Ahluwalia, PhD; Rhoda Olkin, PhD; Irene Leigh, PhD

Discussant: James Jones, PhD