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Document Type

Open Access

Degree Program

Psychology

Degree Name

Thesis (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

1982

Keywords

Discrimination in education, Universities and colleges, Psychology

Abstract

Like about 1,000 other people, Sandra was disappointed on April 1st to find a rejection slip in her mail from a Northeastern graduate program in clinical psychology, which we will call Dudley University. It was a bit of a blow, since both her interviewers had been visibly impressed with her "perfect record," and she had expressed a strong interest in Dudley. What was more painful, however, was the reason for her rejection, told to a friend of hers by a professor on the admissions committee: "We felt that someone of her religious orientation would not feel comfortable in the program.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/q1k8-7052

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