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Mission

In accordance with the mission of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the School of Education, the Department of Psychology provides an energetic learning environment at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department strives to develop and apply knowledge and skill sets that will allow faculty and students to engage in the science and practice of psychology.  As we teach, conduct research, and perform service, we strive to:

  • increase psychological knowledge;
  • apply psychological knowledge;
  • improve critical thinking and scientific literacy;
  • establish research methodology and statistical skills;
  • enhance written and oral communication;
  • produce high-quality research;
  • foster an appreciation of diversity;
  • promote ethical behavior; and
  • provide community outreach services.

Psychology faculty provide rigorous classroom, research-based, and field experiences in applied and basic areas of psychology to prepare students for their careers and post-graduate academic endeavors.  These experiences are steeped in technological practices as well as ethical principles and are designed to prepare students for the increasing diversity and internationalization of the workforce and academia.

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Vision

The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will strengthen the science and practice of psychology at the local, regional, national, and international levels through our innovative scholarly contributions, our dedicated service, and our rigorous preparation of critical thinkers, future scientists, and practitioners.

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