Kelsey A. Richels, Ph.D.

“I am passionate about helping people tap into their full potential; I believe that my work at CMA will allow me to help both individuals and organizations discover how truly successful they can be.”

Kelsey likes being able to combine both her scientific and her social backgrounds, enjoying solving problems that allow her to utilize her knowledge gained through her education, as well as problems that allow her to work one-on-one with real people who are striving to be their best possible selves. She is a dedicated and detailed-focused worker, who aims to work with a variety of companies and individuals to help them function at full capacity.

Kelsey received her Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in the summer of 2018, and is now pursuing her Doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the same university, along with a minor in Quantitative Psychology. Her research focus is on the acquisition and adaptation of complex skills, with a specific focus on the impact of emotional variability. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Dakota.

During her time so far at the University of Oklahoma, Kelsey has been involved in many different projects, including developing new undergraduate courses in Career Exploration and Motivational Psychology, creating a comprehensive guide to the occupational information website O*NET for undergraduate psychology majors, and being an instructor for the University’s Responsible Conduct of Research program. She also has the privilege of instructing undergraduate students, which has provided her with hands-on experience working with students to develop their full potential in the classroom.

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