September 25, 2017
American psychologist and philosopher, William James, recognized that human beings possess a fundamental need for inclusion and belonging. Fear of difference prevents us from sharing our views. Why?
Inclusivity & Acceptance: In and Out – A Conversation about Inclusivity
Presented by Rebekah Feeser, Ph.D., Franco Psychological Associates
Monday, September 25
HUB side rooms 204-205
Dating back to 1890, American psychologist and philosopher, William James, recognized that human beings possess a fundamental need for inclusion and belonging. Yet, often our fear of difference with its related discomfort prevents us from reaching outside ourselves and the familiarity of those who look like like us and share our views. So why bother? Despite the potential for uncomfortable feelings when we explore inclusivity, research indicates it is well worth the opportunities both personally and professionally. Creating an environment of inclusion at work or home can act as a buffer against stress, promote positive mental health, and support healthy behavior patterns.
Register now and join us to consider how our experiences of being included and excluded have positively and negatively affected us; and from this vantage point, we will identify strategies for creating more inclusive environments for ourselves and each other
*Franco Psychological Associates is the college's Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provider.
For assistance with registration, please send an email or call ext. 1503.