Psychological Research has struggled to recruit and retain individuals of more diverse populations. While diverse populations contribute valuable information to research, many individuals of these backgrounds do not participate in research. Many of these research lab participants are white and wealthy, which does not match up with the average population's demographics. Participants in research should reflect the diversity of our culture and conditions, taking into account race, ethnicity, gender, age, etc. The lack of diversity among research participants has serious ethical and research consequences (Palmer & Burchard (2022)). Research demographics should reflect the diverse population that we have in the United States and all over the world. The purpose of this study is to examine the barriers to the recruitment and retention of diverse populations in psychological research. This study will examine how these barriers affect psychological research and how we can improve access and retention of more diverse populations.
University / Institution: University of Utah
Format: In Person
SESSION D (3:30-5:00PM)
Area of Research: Health & Medicine
Faculty Mentor: Scott Langenecker