Microaggression Research and Application: Clarifications, Corrections, and Common Ground

@article{Lilienfeld2019MicroaggressionRA,
  title={Microaggression Research and Application: Clarifications, Corrections, and Common Ground},
  author={Scott O. Lilienfeld},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={15},
  pages={27 - 37}
}
  • S. Lilienfeld
  • Published 1 January 2020
  • Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
In this issue, Williams (pp. 3–26) responds to my 2017 critique in this journal of the scientific status of the microaggression research program (MRP). In some cases, she presents helpful data that partially address several of my recommendations for enhancing the MRP’s rigor. Nevertheless, because she appears to misconstrue many of my arguments regarding the MRP, many of her rebuttals are not relevant to my criticisms. Furthermore, her assertions notwithstanding, Williams does not effectively… 

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