Applied Psychology OPUS

Fall 2010 Letter from the Editor

Welcome to the second issue of NYU Applied Psychology OPUS!

With a staff of eleven dedicated students, passionate contributors, and the guidance of our faculty mentors Drs. Hughes and Tamis-Lemonda, the current issue continues to promote exemplary reflection and research in psychology at the undergraduate level.

We are proud to showcase a diverse body of work this fall, spanning issues of civic engagement, bilingual education, culture-bound health practices, and the use of technology in mental health professions. Our contributors explore the context, application, and interdisciplinary nature of psychology in their work. In fact, they highlight this very strength of the Applied Psychology Department and the NYU Steinhardt community in general.

While undergraduate students are certainly still learning, we are actively engaging in critical conversations about the world of psychology. Through presentation of these conversations, OPUS continues to provide students with a platform for dialogue.

We hope you will be compelled to continue the discussion.

Vanessa Victoria Volpe