We are a student-centered, academic department committed to teaching and learning about psychology and inspiring student appreciation for personal growth and integrity. We prepare students for meaningful careers and personal lives, advanced study in psychology or related areas, and service to the community.
- Our department aspires to actively engage students in learning about psychology, while also improving how students and faculty collaborate to improve teaching and learning with enthusiasm and integrity. We strive to maintain high standards of student-faculty research, recognize the importance of service to others, apply psychology to personal and professional goals, and attain university, community, and national recognition for accomplishing our mission.
Our Guiding Values and Beliefs
We support and strive to live the principles of the Mansfield Creed: Character, Culture, Scholarship and Service.
- All students and faculty are entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. Ethical behavior and integrity are fundamental to what we teach in our discipline and we strive to increase awareness of them in all that we do. We model our values and beliefs and share our knowledge and expertise with others. We encourage communication and dialog that includes open discussion of differences and finding ways to resolve conflict. We value open and respectful communication that models healthy resolution, ethical treatment, dignity and respect towards others
- We believe our university community is enhanced by diversity and multiculturalism, which we aim to recognize, model, and support in the classroom for the betterment of humankind.
- Our primary responsibility is to foster student learning and to support the application of knowledge through the career and educational aspirations of our students. We strive to engage in collaborative relationships with students to effectively improve our teaching and learning methods
- Our discipline establishes a basis for providing service to others. We pride ourselves on serving others on campus and in the community in leadership positions to help improve the human quality of life