Diversity in the Department of Psychological Science

The Department of Psychological Science values and is committed to fostering a climate that advances diversity, inclusivity, respect, and social justice.  Understanding individual and group differences, beliefs, values, and behaviors is core to psychological science.  We believe that diverse perspectives, especially those from historically underrepresented groups, enhance our ability to meet our department mission in the areas of teaching, research, and service.

Our values are evident in our goals to: 

  • Integrate diversity-related content into our curriculum;
  • Provide opportunities for high-quality scholarship in diversity science; and
  • Increase recruitment and retention of students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

A Campus Committed to Diversity

Beyond the department, the entire University of Arkansas is committed to enhancing educational and professional diversity by seeking to integrate individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including members of historically underrepresented groups.  The University believes that enhancing diversity and providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated is critical to its mission of helping individuals to realize their full potential through equal opportunity (see diversity.uark.edu).