Fostering diversity in mathematics cognition

Pooja G. Sidney, Percival G. Matthews

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Integrating diverse perspectives in psychological science can enhance innovation in research and allow research teams to better study diverse populations of individuals through an authentic lens. Despite recent efforts to better address issues of race and ethnicity in research samples, the field of psychology broadly—and the area of mathematics cognition specifically—has largely failed to support scientists from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. In this essay, we consider the unique contributions that scholars of color can make to psychological research in mathematics cognition. Next, we reveal common challenges faced by scholars of color and challenges to recruiting and maintaining scholars of color in our community with a focus on Black scholars. Finally, we propose actions for diversifying the “pipeline” of promising scholars.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105955
JournalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology
StatePublished - Aug 2024

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  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Identity
  • Mathematics cognition
  • Mathematics development
  • Mathematics education
  • Race

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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