APAGS, through its Committee for the Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, has created a multicultural training database to help psychology students develop competencies related to diversity and culture. These resources include a curated collection of links to syllabi, videos, experiential activities, mentorship opportunities and other diversity-related materials to enhance racial and ethnic diversity competencies and provide students with professional development support. 

APAGS encourages its supporters to freely use and contribute to our video collection. Please note that APA is not responsible for the content of any external website associated with these links.

Course Syllabi


Brief description

National Latina/o Psychological Association

Syllabi and other teaching resources related to Latino health.

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Various psychology course syllabi and teaching resources.

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Specific and general teaching references, resources and syllabi.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Various class syllabi for psychology courses.

Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology

Undergraduate and graduate level syllabi and teaching resources.

Understanding Privilege

Various syllabi related to discrimination and prejudice.

University of Washington

Asian American psychology course syllabus.

University of California at Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop

Immigration syllabi from different disciplines.

Classroom Activities


Brief description

Society for Community Research and Action: Division of Community Psychology

Class activities and discussions related to social justice, advocacy and bias.

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Various class activities including those focused on diversity topics.

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Classroom activities that address social justice, prejudice and discrimination.

Taking Action Against Racism

Selected media clips that address prejudice and include discussion questions.

Understanding Privilege

Class exercises focused on racial bias, prejudice and discrimination.

University of California  at Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Workshop

Downloadable immigration board game focused on crossing the border into the U.S.

Videos, Clips and Films



Brief description

Ageism: Intersectionality” 


Intersectionality plays a part in ageism and it can be hard to separate age discrimination from racism, sexism or classism.

Assessment Issues

  • Basics of bilingual assessment
  • Using an interpreter
  • Normal bilingual language development or language disorder?


According to Pearson, this three-part webinar series cover many of the basic considerations when assessing multilingual individuals such as effects of culture on the testing process, selecting appropriate measures, proper use of an interpreter and distinguishing between language disorders and normal multilingual language development.

The Color of the Race Problem is White


University of Texas professor Robert Jensen offers a discourse on the problem of racism and white supremacy and takes questions from the student audience.

Cross-cultural neuropsychology: Training and practice considerations"



The Society for Clinical Neuropsychology-Ethnic Minority Affairs (SCN-EMA), in collaboration with the Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) provides a recorded webinar designed for trainees and professionals who are committed to increasing their skills in cultural competence in neuropsychology. Melissa Castro and Tedd Judd discuss key issues, practical tips and recommendations for training and learning non-English multicultural skills, starting a clinical practice that services multicultural populations and ethical considerations.

Driving in Saudi Arabia

Personal Experience 

Manal al-Sharif, of Saudi Arabia, defies the ban on women not being able to drive.

Ethnic diversity and psychology” 


Kelly Neff explores topics such as the United States as an ethnically diverse, multicultural society; ethnic diversity of the U.S. and within-group diversity; the importance of studying ethnic diversity psychology and how it is different from cross-cultural psychology.

How I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” 

TEDx Talk

Jay Smooth is host of New York City's longest running hip-hop radio show, the Underground Railroad on WBAI 99.5 FM, and is an acclaimed commentator on politics and culture. In this talk, he describes the sometimes thorny territory of how we discuss issues of race and racism, offering insightful and humorous suggestions for expanding our perception of the subject.

How multicultural awareness creates a world with no boundaries” 

TEDx Talk

As the training director for Amigos de las Américas in Denver, Kody Gerkin […] will be discussing cross-cultural understanding as a means to render boundaries less meaningful. He plans on using the importance of maíz to indigenous Guatemalans as a bridge to understanding the importance of multicultural awareness.

If These Halls Could Talk

Documentary Clips

Director Lee Mun Wah brought together 11 college students to discuss what it is like on campuses across the country today. The students shared the frustration and anguish of trying to be understood and acknowledged on campus where the faculty and students are predominantly white. Their stories are starkly emotional and raw, filled with incredible tenderness, courage and pain.

Microaggressions in Everyday Life” 

Lecture Clip

Bestselling author Derald Wing Sue explains what a microaggression is, how it manifests itself, how it impacts people and what can be done to address it.

Multicultural Student Center Symposium” 

Lecture Series 

This series of live-recorded lectures from the University of Wisconsin-Madison speak about the intersection of racial identity and other social justice issues.

No Way But Through

TEDx Talk

Domenech Rodriguez, professor of psychology at Utah State University, shares a personal narrative on lessons learned from sticky conversations about diversity.

Society for Community Research and Action Video Resources


Div. 27 provides a detailed list of videos (some available for free and some that must be ordered) that were originally used to supplement a community psychology textbook.

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making us Sick?” 

Panel Discussion 

Hear a panel of commentators discuss the documentary, “Unnatural Causes...Is Inequality Making Us Sick?” and learn what we can do as a community about health disparities.

Unnatural Causes” (PBS)


Explore structural and systemic inequality and health among people of color in this four-part series.

White Privilege, Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality


Tim Wise explores the personal responsibility of a white male on the discourse of racism and privilege.

The World of Microaggressions


Lois Smith Owens presents how microaggressions can devalue and demean those who we consider different.

Further Diversity Related Materials


Brief description

Health Psychology

This division has a diversity council that promotes inclusion of diversity with many resources.

Society of Counseling Psychology — Exploring Privilege

Identify various resources on privilege, racism and discrimination.

Society of Counseling Psychology — Section on Ethnic and Racial Diversity Newsletter

Explore Div. 17's newsletter on racial/ethnic diversity topics.

Society of Pediatric Psychology

Professional development links for racial/ethnically diverse students.

Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

Free, accredited educational program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designed for doctors, nurses and emergency responders.

Society for the Teaching of Psychology — Diversity Committee

Diversity and international-focused materials from APA Div. 2, including assessments and research grants. From the homepage, click ‘resources,’ then ‘diversity’. 

Society for the Teaching of Psychology — Diversity Teaching Listserv

Join the Diversity Teaching Listserv to stay up-to-date on instructional materials. From the homepage, click ‘news,’ then ‘listservs’. 

Psychologists in Independent Practice — Toolkit

Explore the multicultural toolkit from Div. 42.

Psychologists in Independent Practice — Diversity Resource Center

Div. 42 has developed a clinically based diversity resource center to help enhance multicultural competency for its members. 

Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence

Find ethnopolitical teaching resources.

Teaching Tolerance

From the Southern Poverty Law Center, this resource provides professional development guidance and curriculum exercises for teaching diversity and respect for differences in grades K-12.

Mentorship Opportunities


Brief description

Association of Black Psychologists

The Association of Black Psychologists has a virtual program to connect students and professionals of the association. “Jegnaship” means hero, warrior, soldier, courage.

Society of Indian Psychologists

The Society of Indian Psychologists has a mentoring program to support and connect Native American indigenous graduate students with professionals in the field.

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

Get connected with Div. 45 practitioners, researchers, and scholars with similar interests as yourself.

Add to This Database

To recommend materials to appear in this database, please send a link and short description via email to APAGS. The following criteria will be used.

  • Materials should be specific to underrepresented students or students who plan to focus on ethnic minority issues as scientists or practitioners.
  • We primarily seek material that is relevant at all stages of training (e.g., undergraduate, master's level, doctoral, internship level and postdoctoral level). We also consider material directed to a specific training stage.
  • We primarily seek material that is relevant for trainees regardless of career path.
  • Materials should avoid or limit messages of self-promotion, rates, special offers, materials for commercial purposes or blatant advertising.
  • For videos, subtitles or a narrative accompanying text is important. If not professionally produced, videos should be of high amateur sound and video quality. Videos should have a clear message, maintain interest of viewers and confirm to generally accepted standards of pedagogy. One litmus test for this material is the likelihood that it would be accepted as a whole or partial presentation at an APA Annual Convention.
  • The goals and objectives of videos should be in accordance with the mission, vision and values of APAGS-CARED and videos should not contradict APA's Code of Ethics and established policies.