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Kecia M. Thomas
University of Georgia
PsychologyPedagogyPublic relationsApplied psychologySocial psychology
50Publications
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People of color and women remain woefully underrepresented in top leadership positions across industries. Yet the doors to power and authority in organizations are slowly opening in large part due ...
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#1Victoria C. Plaut (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 16
#2Kecia M. Thomas (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 21
Last. Celina A. Romano (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 1
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This article offers insight from psychological science into whether models of diversity (e.g., color blindness and multiculturalism) remedy or foster discrimination and racism. First, we focus on implications of a color-blind model. Here, the literature suggests that while color blindness appeals to some individuals, it can decrease individuals’ sensitivity to racism and discrimination. Furthermore, the literature suggests that, with some exceptions, color blindness has negative implications for...
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#1Kecia M. Thomas (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 21
#2Victoria C. Plaut (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 16
Last. Robert Sleight (UGA: University of Georgia)
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Purpose Introduce the special issue. Design/methodology/approach we first provide a brief history of the Black Lives Matter movement, then outline numerous domains in which we see its relevance, and finally give an overview of the scholarship presented in this special issue. Findings Readers will see that social science researchers continue to reveal ways in which Blacks encounter access and treatment discrimination and the utility of how the Black Lives Matter movement challenges that disrupt t...
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#1Kecia M. ThomasH-Index: 21
#2Dan A. MackH-Index: 3
Last. Lesley A. PerkinsH-Index: 2
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#1Stephanie N. Downey (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 1
#2Lisa van der Werff (DCU: Dublin City University)H-Index: 5
Last. Victoria C. Plaut (University of California, Berkeley)H-Index: 16
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This paper investigates the association of diversity practices with an important aspect of workplace well-being, engagement. It was hypothesized that the association of diversity practices would be mediated by trust climate and that this mediation relationship would be stronger when employees experienced feelings of inclusion in the workplace. Using a sample of 4,597 health sector employees, results indicated that diversity practices are associated with a trusting climate that, in turn, is posit...
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#1Victoria C. PlautH-Index: 16
#2N. M. TranH-Index: 1
Last. Kecia M. ThomasH-Index: 21
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#1Victoria C. PlautH-Index: 16
#2Kecia M. ThomasH-Index: 21
Last. N. M. TranH-Index: 1
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#1Victoria C. PlautH-Index: 16
#2Kecia M. ThomasH-Index: 21
Last. N. M. TranH-Index: 1
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