Psychological Sciences

Matthew J. Taylor, Ph.D.

 

 

 

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Missouri-St. Louis
214 Stadler Hall
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4499
Phone: (314)-516-5409
Fax: (314) 516-5392
Email: taylormatt@umsl.edu

Link to Dr. Taylor’s Lab Homepage

Dr. Matthew Taylor is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He obtained his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis (1997), and subsequently completed a year-long clinical internship at the Phoenix Psychology Internship Consortium (PPIC), where he participated in rotations at the Phoenix Indian Medical Center, the Arizona State Hospital, and the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center.

Dr. Taylors research interests fall under the broad category of minority mental health and multicultural psychology, with one specific emphasis on multiracial identity development. Specifically: 1) the relationship between racial socialization experiences of multiracial individuals and racial and cultural identity construction; 2) the negotiation between family-based socialization messages and the sociohistorical constructions of race and associated racial messages and experiences (e.g., racism); and 3) the development of existential-phenomenological therapy constructs for multiracial individuals.

His other area of interest focuses on substance use and abuse and related problems (e.g., domestic violence and victimization) among rural minority groups (African American and Native American). This research has focused on individual variables, such as self-efficacy and self-esteem, in addition to other risk and resiliency factors, such as the impact of sport on minority youth substance use.

Teaching responsibilities:
Multicultural Issues in Clinical Psychology (Graduate)
American Culture & Minority Mental Health
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Undergraduate Field Placement
Psychology of the Multiracial Experience (under development)

Dr. Taylor is a member of the UM-St. Louis Safe Zone community.

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