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Brittany Nielsen Receives UM Teaching Award

Brittany Nielsen (M.A., California State University, Long Beach), a graduate student in Experimental Psychology  and member of the research team in … [Read More...]


Recent Psychology Graduate Awarded Prestigious Health Fellowship

Gigi Bastien's research on impact of Ebola virus disease to take place in Liberia MAY 19, 2016  |  BY MACKENZIE QUICK A recent graduate of … [Read More...]

Third Annual UM Conference on Psychological Science

Join us on April 8, 2016 for our annual research conference. Click this link for conference details and the presentation schedule. … [Read More...]


UM Study Affirms Treating Insomnia May Ease Migraines

Researchers use behavioral intervention to achieve long-term results MARCH 10, 2016  |  BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Even relatively brief sessions … [Read More...]

Call for Abstracts…3rd Annual UM Conference on Psychological Science

Students and Faculty, I’m happy to announce that abstracts are now being accepted for our 3rd annual UM Conference on Psychological Science. … [Read More...]


UM Clinical Psychology PhD Program Ranked One of Nation’s Best

The Clinical Psychology doctoral program at University of Mississippi has been ranked as one of the nation’s Best PhD Programs in Clinical Psychology … [Read More...]

Do Something Amazingly Different! It’s time for Africa. Summer 2016 in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Join two time Fulbright Scholar and national Geographic Conservation trust explorer, Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, for a study … [Read More...]

Laura Johnson TedxUM talk

Dr. Laura Johnson Gives a TEDxUM Talk

Engagement Is the Answer! Cross-Cultural Lessons in Life and Psychology, a TedxUM talk Laura R. Johnson, associate professor of psychology, recently … [Read More...]

Cover art for Todd Smitherman’s ‘Advances in Psychotheraphy’ textbook

Migraines’ Causes, Treatments Topic for Oxford Science Cafe

UM psychologist Todd Smitherman to share research on neurological illness at March 24, 2015 public science forum The causes and treatments for … [Read More...]

Abstract Submissions for the 2nd Annual UM Conference on Psychological Science

Students, the DEADLINE is Friday, March 20, 2015 at 5PM, CST to submit abstracts for the 2015 UM Conference on Psychological Science, which will be … [Read More...]

Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Kenneth Sufka Is Carnegie-CASE Professor of the Year

Psychology Educator Received Prestigious Honor in Washington, D.C. A respected University of Mississippi teacher and researcher is this year’s … [Read More...]

Maasai Moran (Warriors) learn to use the digital camera for photovoice research.

In and Out of Africa

Laura Johnson, associate professor of psychology, has been in and out of countries in East Africa since her junior year as an undergraduate at the … [Read More...]


VIDEO: Bethany Aiena, doctoral student

Years from now when I look back at Ole Miss and what it means to me … anything I’ve learned as a clinician, anything I’ve learned as a researcher, … [Read More...]

Kristen Hymel

Psychology scholar Kristen Hymel

Kristen Hymel got goose bumps the first time she stepped on the University of Mississippi campus as an undergraduate. Her family has a strong … [Read More...]


Professor and author Ken Sufka offers students tips to excel

Motivated to help at-risk college students succeed in attaining their educational goals, more than 100 faculty and staff from Mississippi’s higher … [Read More...]

Award Winning Research

Michael McDermott (left) receives the Clinical Award for Outstanding Research Achievement from Todd Smitherman, assistant professor of psychology.

Award Winning Research Award Winning Research

Psychopathy Discussion

Christal Davis (left) discusses her poster with Eu Gene Chin.

Psychopathy Discussion Psychopathy Discussion

Student Research

Carey Bernini Dowling, instructional assistant professor of psychology (right), and Avery MacArthur

Student Research Student Research

2014 UM Conference on Psychological Science

Frank Andrasik, distinguished professor and chair of the University of Memphis Department of Psychology (right), and graduate student Eu Gene Chin

2014 UM Conference on Psychological Science 2014 UM Conference on Psychological Science

In the Grove

Psychology Professor Todd Smitherman's Ethics & Interviewing class meeting outside on a delightful spring day. Photo by UM Communications

In the Grove In the Grove

Outstanding Faculty

Psychology faculty come from the finest universities across the U.S. Nationally competitive in their teaching and research endeavors, they represent a diverse community of scholars.

Outstanding Faculty Outstanding Faculty

On the right path

The psychology program is small enough for individual attention and large enough to provide the scope and diversity of training so important in today's complex world.

On the right path On the right path

Outstanding Programs

The psychology undergraduate program provides excellent training as part of a liberal arts education and for students wishing to attend graduate school.

Outstanding Programs Outstanding Programs

Researchers Use Brainwaves and Computers to Treat Brain-Based Disorders

UM researchers Dwight Waddell (left), Pamela Lawhead, Scott Gustafson and Yixin Chen are searching for ways to use brainwaves to control computers and robots to find new treatments for people with brain-based disorders. Photo by Nathan Latil

Researchers Use Brainwaves and Computers to Treat Brain-Based Disorders Researchers Use Brainwaves and Computers to Treat Brain-Based Disorders

Professor Kelly Wilson

The devoted teacher is winner of the University of Mississippi Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teaching Award and author of six books.

Professor Kelly Wilson Professor Kelly Wilson

The A Game

Chancellor Dan Jones (left) with Ken Suka, professor of psychology and recipient of the Frist Student Service Award, Faculty Achievement Award, and Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award.

The A Game The A Game

Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery

UM psychology graduate students and faculty assessed mental health efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after the accident. Photo courtesy of WikiCommons

Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery

New Clinical-Disaster Research Center

Stefan Schulenberg, associate professor of psychology, directs the Center created to bring together research, teaching and service efforts.

New Clinical-Disaster Research Center New Clinical-Disaster Research Center

International studies

Psychology associate professor and Fulbright scholar Laura Johnson researches African youth and culture.

International studies International studies

Expanding possibilities

Psychology major Christin Gates---accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education---credits Laura Johnson, UM associate professor of psychology (right), with providing “the spark that lit the fire for me to expand beyond what I imagined was possible.”

Expanding possibilities Expanding possibilities

Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in vulnerable and resilient genetic lines in the chick anxiety-depression model

By Melissa Loria and other members of Professor Sufka’s laboratory group