Behind the creation of NPSP

“Psychology is so focused on the importance of context, yet when it comes to the scientists themselves, the contexts they grow up in and the identities/lived experiences that influence their approach to science and mentorship are rarely discussed. Connecting with the next generation of psych scholars on a more human level may be a necessary first step towards diversifying academia from the bottom-up. From personal experience, I found that such connections are formed most easily among peers/trainees who can provide mentorship that inherently feels less intimidating. NPSP adopts this peer-to-peer mentorship model using a strengths-based approach, with a focus on celebrating diversity and normalizing setbacks to foster belongingness.

Read the full blog post on the NPSP Founder’s website (click here).

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