What is it about?

Leaders want their teams to be inclusive but there has been little psychological research on what causes inclusion. We proposed that justice causes inclusion and that inclusion also causes justice in a cyclical manner. We measured student engineering teams at five points during a semester-long project and used a statistical model to test this proposition. We found evidence that justice does indeed cause inclusion and that inclusion causes justice.

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Why is it important?

Managers and professors care about inclusion, but there's not much serious psychological research on what causes inclusion.


This project is about peer justice, which is important when supervisors take a light approach and let peers coordinate their own work. This is a pretty common approach nowadays in both schools and workplaces, so I think this research is quite relevant.

Chris Martin

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This page is a summary of: Justice and Inclusion Mutually Cause Each Other, Social Psychological and Personality Science, August 2021, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/19485506211029767.
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