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 College Committed to Inclusive Excellence

Beyond the department, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Several college-wide initiatives focus on student success for all, developing a welcoming and inclusive climate that values diverse perspectives and experiences, inclusive teaching and scholarship, and engaging with the community to reduce disparities. See more information at https://fulbright.uark.edu/inclusive-excellence/.