Diversity Statement

The Department of Psychology at Stanford University is devoted to training scientists who will work to advance theory and to create knowledge that helps us address real-world problems.

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Diversity Statement & Resources


Accomplishing this mission requires a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds. Diversity enriches both our department and the science of psychology.  We strive to cultivate an inclusive community that values diverse questions, viewpoints, approaches, and participant samples to foster ingenuity, challenge biases, and promote intellectual growth. 

Therefore, it is important to us to attract individuals with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, including research assistants, undergraduate majors, PhD students, faculty, and staff. The Department seeks applicants from all races and ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and religions.

Within the Psychology Department, our efforts to promote diversity are led by our Diversity Committee, a group of graduate students and faculty who coordinate and oversee continuing efforts to build our community. This commitment to diversity is part of a broader effort at Stanford that includes resources such as fellowship programs, social and cultural affinity groups, and funding opportunities.


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Paths to PhD

Held annually, Paths to PhD is a free one-day information session and workshop for anyone considering applying to research positions and PhD programs.

Resources for Prospective Applicants