At ASU's Department of Psychology, we've been deeply committed to providing community outreach and service for decades. Every year, our student groups, Psi Chi and PET, work with local non-profits and participate in volunteer activities that help raise awareness about mental health issues. The benefits of research being conducted by Psychology's scientists can be gained by attending public lectures such as our Going to the Dogs series or having your children become engaged with science through our Brain Fairs and K-12 classroom visits (right). Young women are helped by learning how to have a positive self-image by The Body Project and each year, the department actively participates at ASU's Night of the Open Door where over a dozen of our labs and faculty conduct fun and educational activities based on their incredible research.
And of course, the department's Clinical Psychology Center has been providing outpatient mental health services to the community since 1959 and our Child Study Lab has been offering enriched preschool classes based on developmental psychology and learning principles since 1972.
Not only do we feel a responsibility to our community, but we know these efforts also benefit our students by serving as a model for them to become future leaders in community outreach and service. For more information on any of these programs, feel free to directly contact each group.