LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – President Brenda A. Allen recently joined Jessica Henderson Daniel, president of the American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., for a discussion panel on African American women and their contributions to the field of psychology.
Allen, who received a master’s degree in experimental psychology and a doctorate in developmental psychology, from Howard University, spoke on her experiences within the field of psychology and her ideas on current pedagogical policies and its impact on students of color.
“Pedagogies that we know positively impact performances of students of color are not embraced at the policy level,” said Allen “We can’t rest in research-we must push these ideals to a policy level to have a broader impact”.
The discussion panel was part of APA’s I am Psyched for Black History Month tour. The tour engages public audiences across the country through interactive multimedia panel discussions. Each panel features prominent women leaders in psychology who highlight the histories and accomplishments of psychologists who are women of color.
The goal is to teach girls of color how psychology can be used to improve the human condition and to encourage them to consider careers in social and behavioral science.
“It was an honor to have participated and to have five of our psychology students participate in the discussion, “said Allen.
Article by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations