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Get psyched about psychology Dec. 7

Undergraduate students are invited to join the Department of Psychology faculty and graduate students to learn more about a career in psychology Thursday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in Thompson Student Union Room 2584.

All students are encouraged to attend, with an emphasis on minority and underrepresented students as they are not proportionately represented in psychology.

“Graduating psychologists from diverse backgrounds that reflect the populations they would be serving in the future is a laudable goal, and if this goal is attained, it’ll be a win-win situation for our university and the society at large,” said Dr. Mojisola F. Tiamiyu, associate professor of psychology, director of the Community Psychology Research Lab, and chair of the Department Diversity Committee.

The event will help students become more aware of research and academic opportunities in psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, learn about careers in psychology, and give them an opportunity to speak one on one with faculty members and graduate students in experimental and clinical psychology.

“The event will be a good opportunity to showcase what the Department of Psychology has to offer minority and underrepresented undergraduate students who might be interested in applying to our graduate programs in psychology or who might be interested in learning more about psychology and its many subfields,” Tiamiyu said.

Coffee, pastries, fruit and gifts will be available to students who attend. There also will be prize drawings.

“Our faculty and graduate students are excited to meet and have an opportunity to discuss psychology with interested undergraduate students who represent our diverse UT campus,” Tiamiyu said.

To register for the event, click here.