Dr. Sherri McCarthy, Professor of Educational Psychology, is internationally known for her work in peace psychology, developing critical thinking skills, international psychology teaching and the application of psychology to issues in criminal justice and education. She is a Fellow and founding member of Division 52 of the American Psychological Association, International Psychology and is active in Division 2 (Teaching) and one of the founders of the International Council of Psychology Educators which began during the APA P3 Global Psychology Project. She is on the Board of Directors of the Asian Psychological Association. Sherri has been the lead faculty member for the graduate program in Human Relations at NAU-Yuma since 1996 and taught psychology in higher education programs for over 25 years. Prior to that, she was a public school teacher (gifted education, special education, English and ESL) and a school psychologist. She has also worked in organizational psychology and in counseling. She has lectured and consulted at universities throughout the world, including Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, UK, Italy and elsewhere. Her published research spans many areas of psychology, including peace psychology, international issues in psychology education and applied psychology. She has written numerous books, articles and chapters in these areas. She also has poetry and fiction published, most recently an historical novel Roses in the Dust. Sherri lives in Yuma with her husband, children, grandchildren and pets. She remains active teaching for a peaceful, sustainable world.
Areas of Interest
- International Issues in Psychology and Education
- Adolescent Psychology
- History of Psychology
- Testing and Assessment
- Development of Critical Thinking Skills
- Peace Education