What is it about?
Asian Americans experience microaggressions as an everyday form of discrimination. All people of color experience microaggressions however not everyone experiences these slights and denigrations the same way. We examined how Asian American men and women may experience microaggressions differently.
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Why is it important?
Many critics have challenged the severity of microaggressions claiming that this form of everyday discrimination has little to no impact on marginalized people. To address these concerns, we used a true experimental design to examine the nuance effects of microaggressions on Asian Americans. Our findings show that microaggressions do elicit stress responses and these daily slights have a differential impact on Asian Americans that vary across both gender and rejection sensitivity.
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This page is a summary of: Individual variations in stress response to racial microaggressions among Asian Americans., Asian American Journal of Psychology, September 2020, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/aap0000182.
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Interview with Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt on Microaggressions and Grad School
During graduate school, the first author took part in an interview series on microaggressions. Here is the interview description: Coalition A.S. Color presents our second interview as part of our Out of Line Series. In this interview Veronica Miranda reconnects with a high school classmate, Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, to discuss her experiences in grad school and her most recent research on microaggressions.
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