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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Matthew J. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology
Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Dr. Matthew Taylor is an associate 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. Taylor's research interests fall under the broad category of minority mental health and multicultural psychology, with one specific emphasis on multiracial identity development, including

  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)
  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.

His teaching responsibilities include the following:

  • 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 has a dual appointment with both the  Clinical and I/O Programs, and he is a member of the UMSL Safe Zone community. He will be accepting students for Fall 2019.

Matthew J. Taylor


(314) 516-5409


214 Stadler Hall

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