Due to the confusion over what counts as evidence, mental health research has largely failed to make a significant impact on workplace wellbeing and employment relations practices. Elizabeth Cotton argues that in order to make a positive difference, academic research will have to involve new technologies and communication strategies aimed at helping people to improve their mental health at work.
The roots of social and behavioral science lie in examinations of inequality and social ills and efforts drawn from research and theory to ameliorate these wicked problems. This inquiry has and continues to offer some of this scholarship’s highest highs (and at times some of its lowest lows), with work on racism, ‘otherness,’ inequality, and structural failures in societies commanding scholarly attention. This collection of articles and audiovisual pieces related to structural racism and institutional violence have appeared at Social Science Space. They have been written by the members of the community itself – social and behavioral scientists and their scholarly organizations.