The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville seeks to provide an exceptional scholarly and intellectual environment to serve our students, the region, and the professional community of psychology. We will maintain and strengthen our national reputation as we promote new directions, partnerships, and programs that will enhance the professional and academic skills of our students and faculty.
The mission of the Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is to provide excellent and rigorous training in the science and practice of psychology at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We emphasize both research-based and applied experiences in our curricula, often through individual, faculty-guided projects and opportunities. We develop educated individuals who are competitive in both top quality graduate programs and the job market.
The creation and dissemination of knowledge and emphasis on critical thinking underlie our teaching and research philosophy. We integrate teaching, research, and practice by involving graduate and undergraduate students in classroom activities, research projects, and field-based experiences. High-quality learning is also reinforced by the integration of technology into the curriculum.
This mission is accomplished through the commitment of an accessible and enthusiastic faculty and staff who are dedicated to high quality teaching, research, and service to the university and community. Faculty challenge themselves as well as their students to increase their knowledge of psychology, be critical evaluators of information, model ethical behavior, value diversity, and make a positive difference in their field.