Class Policies


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 university’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities and 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 at the University.


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 diversity issues, 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