The Biological Effects of Microaggressions on African Americans
Arts and Sciences
Many US minority groups experience frequent and casual negative interactions known as microaggressions. The purpose of this research is to determine how significantly a person's mental health is effected due to microaggressions. I will conduct this research using a subject group of African American students at Valparaiso University. I will provide them with a rating scale to determine if a person has actually encountered microaggressions. Subjects will be divided into two groups, according to whether they have been frequently or infrequently confronted with microaggressions, and from there on I will determine how microaggressions affected their mental health overall. Group comparison, linear modeling and other statistical procedures will be used to test for significant effects.
Banks, Asia, "The Biological Effects of Microaggressions on African Americans" (2016). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 561.