To create and sustain a class environment that promotes the responsible participation of all of its members, we will adhere to the following policies.  We hope you will feel welcome to the class!

Class Policies


The University of Memphis Department of Psychology seeks to understand and address issues of culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, generation, sexual orientation, national origin, privilege, race, and different views on religion in education, policy, research, practice, recruitment, and retention of diverse populations. In this, it strives to offer resources that promote goals of cultural humility, mutual respect, and social justice at the level of the department, university, and broader community. 

The Department of Psychology endorses the American Psychological Association’s policies and recommendations regarding these diversityissues, as evident in the following sources: 
Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition


If you have a disability that interferes with completion of this course, please let the instructor know privately at the beginning of the course, and s/he will seek consultation on how best to adapt course materials or instruction.  Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact Student Disability Services for the university at 678-2880.

E-mail Access

Course announcements as well as consultation with the instructor and TAs may occur via e-mail messages, and course materials may be distributed as e-mail attachments.  Each student must maintain an e-mail account and is responsible for checking for course messages on a regular basis.  Students are also responsible for notifying the instructor if their e-mail address changes during the term.  The University of Memphis offers free e-mail services to students. Students without an e-mail account can bring their university ID cards, swipe them, and set up an account at the Smith or McWherter computer labs or students can bring their cards to the information technology help desk, room 124 in Administration Building for assistance.


Plagiarism or cheating may result in your case being referred to the Academic Discipline Committee that addresses academic misconduct.  This decision is up to the discretion of the instructor.  Students are expected at all times to behave in accordance with the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics.  Students should be familiar with the academic regulations outlined in the Student Bulletin of the University of Memphis and to observe policies regarding student conduct published in the Student Handbook.