The Psychology Department supports programs that facilitate training of students with diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The Advancing Diversity in Research and Practice Program (ADRAP; formerly "RAMP")
The Advancing Diversity in Research and Practice (ADRAP) program’s mission is to promote diversity in the field of psychology by increasing the diversity of the next generation of researchers and practitioners in psychology, and by fostering interest in research and practice with diverse populations. We define diversity broadly to include race, ethnicity, language, gender, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. The ADRAP program is designed to provide education and practical experiences to undergraduate students to help prepare them for future careers in psychology and for working in an increasingly diverse society.
ADRAP involves a two-semester commitment and includes a seminar (PSYCH591, 2 credits per semester) and practical experiences in the form of a research assistantship (PSYCH398B, 3 credits per semester) or internship (PSYCH398F, 3 credits per semester). The program is designed for undergraduates who either 1) identify as being a member of a diverse/underrepresented group (this may be based on race/ethnicity, family education or income, sexual orientation, gender, religion, or disability) OR 2) have a strong interest in the promotion of research or practice with diverse populations.
For a more detailed description of the program, download the ADRAP overview to the right. To download an application, click on the application link to the right. Rolling admissions will begin March 15th, and we will continue to accept applications until the program is full. For more information regarding ADRAP or to receive a Word version of the application, please contact Yesel Yoon (email@example.com) or Professor Lisa Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Multicultural Association of Psychology Students (MAPS)
This organization focuses on increasing awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding multicultural/diversity/social justice issues. Through meetings, educational events, bulletin boards, social activities, and guest speakers, MAPS strives to create awareness of diversity and to provide support for students who are from diverse backgrounds and/or who are interested in pursuing careers that involve working with diverse populations.
For more information regarding MAPS, please contact
Associate Professor of Psychology