Our mission


The Psychology Department strives for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We apply psychological knowledge, skills, and tools to further the understanding of human behavior by using the scientific method for the benefit of our students, the UALR campus community, and the citizens of the state of Arkansas.

Departmental Goals

Goal 1:   The Department of Psychology will provide programs of study at the undergraduate levels that will educate students to live and work in the complex, technological, diverse world of the 21st century.

Goal 2:  The Psychology Department recognizes that education is a lifelong process and that the program is at the juncture of students moving from taking directions to taking an adult role in their own education.  The Department will provide an educational environment that facilitates students’ transitions to active participants in their own education.

Goal 3:  The department will continue to support UALR’s mission of excellence in teaching, research. and service.