The mission of the Institute of Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP) is to help foster a healthy, just and peaceful world by promoting the links between psychological research, practice and education, and by advancing psychological science and promoting social justice in our work with individuals, organizations and communities across the globe.
Our objectives are to enhance Psych @ TC’s:
When Teachers College (TC) was first established in the 1880s to provide education for teachers of poor children in New York City, the founders had the foresight to recognize that teachers need reliable knowledge about the conditions under which children learn most effectively, and so they included from the start such fundamental subjects as educational psychology. This helped attract notables like John Dewey, E. L. Thorndike, Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Cover Jones, Leta Hollingworth, Goodwin Watson, Carl Rogers, Percival Symonds, Morton Deutsch, Edmund Gordon, Albert Ellis and Rollo May to Teachers College, which speaks to the extraordinary impact that Psychologists and Psychology have had on Teachers College. Dewey and Thorndike (both Presidents of the American Psychological Association or APA) and their colleagues and students helped to launch and shape this institution in such a manner where psychological thinking and research is today a central life force of Teachers College:
Psychology Faculty and students gathered voluntarily for several years, and with the President and Provost’s support, established the Psychology Faculty Coordinating Committee (PFCC) and Student Coordinating Committee (PSCC). These groups began to build an infrastructure for internal communications, planning and coordination that was formally launched in Fall 2016, known as the Institute for Psychological Science and Practice (IPSP). With Development and External Affairs Offices, IPSP members began developing Strategic Plans for better external communications and giving that involve
Psych@TC during 2018-2019 involved the following activities: