Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Garriott on the 2016 Election and Intersectional Social Frameworks

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Garriott on the 2016 Election and Intersectional Social Frameworks

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Garriott on the 2016 Election and Intersectional Social Frameworks

“Was it race that drove the results of the 2016 presidential election?” In his recent article for the American Psychological Association (APA) Patton O. Garriott, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, addressed this important question. Dr. Garriott, an active member of both the APA and the Society for Vocational Psychology, weighed in on some of the psychology behind the election results specifically focusing on the way individual class and race effected voting trends.

Dr. Garriott ends the article by calling his peers to focus more on intersectional social class research. He states that, “extending intersectionality-focused scholarship devoted to social class will be critical to expanding our understanding of the complexities of individuals and systems to benefit future psychological science and practice.”

To read the full article visit the APA website.

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