The APA citation for the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) recognizes department alumni Kee Straits, department faculty Melissa Tehee, and emeritus faculty Carolyn Barcus, praising SIP for visionary leadership and collaborative inclusiveness.
Culture and cultural context are central to understanding human behavior. A deep understanding of culture and context is required to conduct meaningful research, develop relevant interventions, provide accurate and effective psychological services, and carry out inclusive teaching and mentoring activities. The very survival of the profession requires that psychologists broaden our ability to take culture and context into account in all of our professional activities.
Our department has an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee whose goal and purpose is to create a more diverse and equitable community for our members. Our students, faculty, and staff have unique differences which brings to the collective an access to diversity that benefits us all. The USU Psychology Department is committed to engaging in a psychology that is relevant to everyone, both now and in the future, through thoughtful training and mentoring of the next generation of psychologists.
The department would like to acknowledge that all USU courses are taught on the traditional lands of the Diné, Goshute, Paiute, Shoshone, and Ute Peoples past and present, and honor the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations.
Diversity Focused Faculty and Research Labs
The psychology department has phenomenal faculty who oversee a variety of labs focusing on topics pertaining to diversity and its relationship to psychology.
Culture and Mental Health Lab
Sexual, Gender, and Religious Identities Lab
Diversity in Psychology News
The following university-wide resources are available for members of the USU community:
Psychology Department Resources
The following resources are available for members in the Psychology Department: