Psychology Department

We use the American Psychological Association guidelines to provide a foundation in both basic psychological theory and application of psychology to real world issues.
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Faculty & Staff Availability

Geoff Osterhaus is in the office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and can be contacted at osterhausg@uwstout.edu. Samantha Secraw is in the office Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and can be contacted at secraws@uwstout.edu. You may also contact the College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences for additional assistance.

The best way to reach faculty is by e-mail or by phone. You may locate their contact information through the Department Directory. They do not have specific office hours unless communicated through a course offering.

Building Hours & Meetings

For Harvey Hall building hours, please check the Building Openings & Closings web page.

Until further notice, meetings are being held virtually. Please contact Geoff Osterhaus or Kathryn Hamilton for more information on virtual meetings.

Campus Health & Safety Requirements

Before visiting campus we ask that you review our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. For more up-to-date information visit the COVID-19 website.

Our Programs

The Psychology Department's purpose is to engage ourselves and others in discovery, critical thinking and self-development in order to foster growth as enlightened citizens, able to enrich lives in local and global communities.

B.S. Psychology

You can contribute to the improvement of the human condition by helping individuals, schools, businesses, and communities.
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M.S. Applied Psychology

Your knowledge of psychological theories, principles, and research methods will help organizations make data-driven decisions and use evidence-based practices.
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Our Vision

Excellence

  • Productivity
  • Rigor
  • Hard work
  • Creativity

Responsibility

  • Individual and Social
  • Fairness
  • Transparency
  • Integrity

Learning

  • Curiosity
  • Leadership Development
  • Research
  • Self-improvement
  • Creativity

Relationships

  • Diversity
  • Cooperation
  • Teamwork
  • Mentoring
  • Engagement

Self-Development

  • Effective use of time
  • Independence
  • Balance and Health
  • Improving Community
  • Individual
My involvement at Stout gave me the skills to develop as a leader and as an individual.
Kylie Anderson B.S. Psychology
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