Psychology Diversity Committee

As a discipline responsible for understanding the experiences, adaptation and thriving of all peoples, the field of Psychology has long provided leadership in understanding human diversity.  From the field’s very beginnings -- when William James challenged emerging conventions by heralding “the robustly diverse complexity of reality” -- through the modern day, when Psychology has undertaken a reflective analysis of its own strivings and failings in fully and adequately developing a discipline and guild leadership that are equitable and inclusive – a commitment to accurately understanding the human experience has remained a core value. 

Diversity encompasses the full spectrum of attributes, affiliations, and statuses that define individuals within society, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability, and attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, political beliefs, and professional affiliation. USF’s Department of Psychology is committed to creating a respectful and affirming climate in which all students, staff, and faculty are inspired to achieve their full potential. Collaborating with and guided by the American Psychological Association, the major body that sets undergraduate and graduate educational and professional training guidelines for North American Departments of Psychology, our department is committed to promoting best educational practices for readying undergraduate and graduate students to contribute to the betterment of a diverse society that respects all individuals.

Actively fostering an affirming environment strengthens the education of all students. The USF Psychology Diversity Committee is committed to valuing and developing the strengths and talents of all members of the department community. This website provides resources for faculty and students inside and outside the university to enhance our collective vision and mission.