Graduate Training on Working with Diverse Populations

Required Training for Graduate Students

  • Introduction to Diversity
  • Diversity in Community Consultation
  • Topics in Diversity

Graduate Courses that Include Substantial Diversity Content

Human Diversity in Research and Intervention (PSYC 608)

This course explores human diversity in the research and practice of psychology. Similarities and differences across a wide variety of human diversity, including ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, cultural context will be discussed. This course will focus on understanding definitions, development, and values and implications of diverse identities in psychology and in work with research participants and intervention clients.

Cultural Aspects of Human Development (PSYC 653)

This course examines selected issues and approaches at the interface between culture and human development, such as the linguistic relativity hypothesis, culture contact and social change, bilingualism and bi-culturation, gender and sexuality, parental behavior and ideas, cognitive style, the socialization of academic abilities and values, home-school relations and moral development, and methodological strategies in cultural and cross-cultural research.

Individual Differences, Social, Community, and Diversity (PSYC 603)

This course complements the basic foundational knowledge in the following core areas: neuroscience, behavior genetics, learning, cognitive function, lifespan development, and history and systems from Core I and offers foundational knowledge in the areas of Individual Differences and Personality, Social Influence and Social Cognition, Community and Cultural Dimensions of Human behavior, and Prevention and Policy interventions based on these perspectives.

Community Psychology (PSYC 635)

This course provides an introduction to the theory, practice and research concerned with the interventions of community psychology. A major goal is to articulate how psychologists intervene at the level of small groups, organizations, institutions and communities to reduce stress, to enhance the quality of life and to prevent the onset of emotional/behavioral disorders. The course includes lectures, small group discussions and guest presenters.