Research Policy

Anybody that wishes to conduct research with MPA members must have approval by an Institutional Review Board and must be able to document and provide that approval to the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will provide approval to conduct research with MPA members. MPA will not disclose members’ contact information to non-MPA members, but MPA may distribute research instruments approved by the Executive Committee. MPA will provide a mechanism for members to opt out of research requests. To make a research request, contact the MPA Executive Committee at executivecommittee@mnpsych.org.

 

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.