If you go

When: Sept 5-7
Where: University Center

University Center A, B and C
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sept. 7
Panel Discussions with UTC Psych Grads – Racoon Mountain Room 12-1p.m. Breakout Sessions: 1-2 p.m.
– University Center Heritage Room: Careers in Psychology – Cunningham
– University Center Sequoyah Room: Applying to Graduate School – Warren
– University Center Ocoee Room: Finding Clinical and Counseling Programs – Ozbek
– University Center Fort Wood Room: Women and Minorities at Work- Zelin
– University Center Chattanooga Room: Student Reception 2-4 p.m.

Admission: Free

The American Psychological Association’s (APA) I Am Psyched! Is a multimedia pop-up exhibit featuring the history and contemporary contributions of women of color in psychology.

“We brought the APA’s I Am Psyched! exhibit to UTC to help highlight the long-ignored contributions of women of color to the psychological sciences. Our history, as in other disciplines, is dominated by western white males to the exclusion of other perspectives,” explains Department Head of Psychology, Brian O’Leary.

Highlighting the hidden figures of psychology is a wonderful way to start the academic year, says Nicky Ozbek, professor of psychology.

“Bringing this exhibit to UTC allows us to stop and thank all of the people, in our personal and collective past, who paved the way for us to work together to make our communities better for all,” explains Ozbek.

Join a roundtable discussion with psychology alumni to learn about their careers in the Chattanooga area. Learn about the psychologist whose work was used un the 1954 Supreme Court decision that defined the segregation of schools on the basis of race unconstitutional. Travel through time with a visual history of women of color in the field of psychology. And so much more.

“In addition to educating our majors and members of the UTC and Chattanooga communities to this disparity, we hope to inspire women, and particularly women of color, to consider careers in Psychology which require masters and PhD degrees and provide them some tools to get there,” O’Leary adds.


For more information, visit the APA’s I Am Psyched! website here. 



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