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Underrepresentation of Latinx Students in Conference Presentations

The Journal of Latinx Psychology recently published an article focused on the underrepresentation of Latinx students in conference presentations.

Latinxs were less likely to be presenting at conferences, even when they were studying at Hispanic Serving Institutions [also note that HSI is a designation about how many Latinx students are enrolled in a college or university and does NOT mean that the college or university is serving their Latinx students in any meaningful way]. 

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A Decolonial and Liberation Lens to Social Justice Research

This article, written by members of NLPA, focuses on approaches to psychological science that are rooted in decolonial and liberation movements. The authors provide information about how traditional ways of conducting psychological research can disempower and marginalize communities further, focusing on pathology and missing sources of strength, resilience, and knowledge. 
The authors discuss a set of recommendations for how psychological scientists can conduct community-engaged research in a manner that is with rather than to communities, including highlighting the importance of fostering critical consciousness; learning about communities' perspectives, practices, and historical and current contexts; sharing power and decision-making with communities in the co-creation of psychological knowledge; using research to actively liberate communities (vs. documenting deficits or disparities), leveraging strengths and resilience; honoring and respecting communities, including rights to privacy; and using one's position to advocate for communities.
These practices align super well with the spirit of our 2024 conference, which is focused on "Weaving a community-engaged psychological science."
Read the full article from APA PsycNet HERE.

Mental Health Impacts on the Latinx Community Leading up to the 2020 Election

The Journal of Latinx Psychology recently published an article titled "Affect in anticipation of the 2020 U.S. presidential election in a sample of Latinx adults living on the U.S.–Mexico border: A daily diary study."

The article discusses how the time period leading up to the 2020 election, which was marked by lots of anti-immigrant and anti-Latinx rhetoric, was associated with increased rates of depression, anxiety, and negative affect in a sample of over 100 Latinxs living on/near the US-Mexico border.

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Nurturing Success: The Power of Mentorship for Latinx Psychology Students and Early Career Professionals

In the multifaceted realm of higher education, embarking on a journey in psychology can be both exhilarating and daunting for Latinx students and early career professionals (ECP). The quest for knowledge, the pursuit of professional growth, and the navigation of career pathways often require more than just textbooks and lectures. It necessitates guidance, support, and a nurturing environment that understands the unique challenges and aspirations of Latinx individuals within the psychology field.

The mission for this program is to empower Latinx students and ECPs in psychology by providing them with the advice, guidance, support, and counsel they need to navigate the intricate landscape of higher education and professional growth.

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Ring in the New Year with a donation to NLPA ~ $24 for 2024!

As we approach the dawn of a new year, we're reaching out to you with an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact. At NLPA, we're gearing up for an incredible 2024, and we want you to be a crucial part of it!

To make this year unforgettable, we're launching a special fundraising campaign: "Ring in 2024 with $24." We believe in the power of collective giving, and your $24 donation can contribute to making a significant difference in our mission.

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2024 President's Welcome - Ana Bridges

Welcome NLPA's 2024 President - Ana Bridges!

Read a welcome message from the president below. 

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