University of New Mexico: Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.
Offering a distinctive campus environment with a Pueblo Revival architectural theme, the campus buildings echo nearby Pueblo Indian villages. The nationally recognized campus arboretum and the popular duck pond offer an outstanding botanical experience in the midst of one of New Mexico's great public open spaces.
Psychology Department Mission: The mission of the Department of Psychology is to discover and disseminate knowledge about psychological science. The Department shares with other science departments a commitment to basic and applied empirical research. Key values underlying the Department’s mission include: a commitment to ethical conduct; the importance of a supportive scholarly environment; respect for a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches; the embracing of human diversity; a commitment to active engagement with the wider professional communities of psychologists; and the importance of applying scientific knowledge to decrease human suffering and enhance positive functioning.