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The myth, burden, and cost of being forever foreigner and a model minority
Weyerhaeuser Administrative Building
62 Macalester Street
St. Paul, MN 55105
United States
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: Distinguished Scholar Lecture

The myth, burden, and cost of being forever foreigner and a model minority

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Registration: 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Program: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Weyerhaeuser Administrative Building
Macalester College
62 Macalester Street
Saint Paul, MN  55105

About the Program

In the racial landscape of the United States, Asian Americans are perceived as both the model minority and forever foreigner. These racial stereotypes result in both overt and subtle forms of discrimination. In this presentation, Dr. Lee will present a series of studies that examine these discriminatory experiences more commonly experienced by Asian Americans, the impact of discrimination on the psychological adjustment of Asian Americans, and moderators/mediators of the discrimination-adjustment link. He will conclude with a discussion of ways in which Asian Americans can respond and resist against these racial stereotypes and acts of discrimination.

This session qualifies for 1.5 continuing education credits. You must attend the full 1.5-hour program to get continuing education credit for the event.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe types of discrimination commonly experienced by Asian Americans.
  2. Explain how such discriminatory experiences impact psychological adjustment.
  3. Identify psychological variables that help explain the link between discrimination and adjustment.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

About the Presenter:

Richard M. Lee, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He was born and raised in Connecticut. He is the youngest of three sons raised by immigrant parents from South Korea. He attended Simon’s Rock College of Bard, Boston College (B.A.), and Virginia Commonwealth University (Ph.D.), followed by a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis. He previously taught at the University of Texas, Austin before moving to Minnesota in 2000.

Professor Lee is a fellow of APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) and Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and the Asian American Psychological Association. He is a founding member of the Asian Caucus of the Society for Research on Child Development and the Diversity Committee of the Society for Research on Adolescence. From 2011-2013, he served as President of the Asian American Psychological Association. He is the current Editor for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (2015-2019). His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

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Refund/Cancellation Policy: A 100% refund will be made if the event is cancelled. Refunds, less a $5 handling free, will be given if a written cancellation is received at least two working days before the scheduled program begins. Transfer of fee to another program is granted if written cancellation notice is received at least one day before the program. No refund or transfer is given the day of the program.

Contact: Rhea Sullivan, (952) 564-3048

Diversity Statement

The Minnesota Psychological Association actively encourages the participation of all psychologists regardless of age, creed, race, ethnic background, gender, socio-economic status, region of residence, physical or mental status, political beliefs, religious or spiritual affiliation, and sexual or affectional orientation.Although we are an organization of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds, the Minnesota Psychological Association also recognizes our core unifying identities as Psychologists who practice in America. We also recognize that we may hold unintentional attitudes and beliefs that influence our perceptions of and interactions with others. Within this context of unity and self-exploration, we are committed to increasing our sensitivity to all aspects of diversity as well as our knowledge and appreciation of the unique qualities of different cultures and backgrounds.We aspire to becoming alert to aspects of diversity, previously unseen or unacknowledged in our culture. In this spirit, we are committed to collaborating with multicultural groups to combat racism and other forms of prejudice as we seek to promote diversity in our society. To this end, we are dedicated to increasing our multicultural competencies and effectiveness as educators, researchers, administrators, policy makers, and practitioners.