Changing the lens: Indigenous perspectives on psychological literacy
An essential type of psychological literacy that is required in all psychology courses is an understanding of and ability to work with the many cultural groups that make up a given society. This understanding and competence should include principles of social justice and how social injustice develops and is maintained. Social justice is about developing societies that are based on principles of equality and that value the human rights and dignity of all peoples, irrespective of their cultural background. This is particularly pertinent for Indigenous peoples who continue to struggle for basic human rights.
Dudgeon, P., Darlaston-Jones, D., & Clark, Y. (2011). Changing the lens: Indigenous perspectives on psychological literacy. In J. Cranney & D. Dunn (Eds.), The psychologically literate citizen: Foundations and global perspectives (pp. 72-90). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.