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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...]


TANZANIA STUDY ABROAD: Culture, Ecology & Youth, May 10-June 15, 2015

Lions, Hippos, and Elephants, Oh My! SIGN UP NOW! INFORMATION Tuesday, Feb. 3, 17, 24 (10-1) Student Union PSY or Environmental Studies credit, … [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...]


New Clinical-Disaster Research Center

Courtesy of the Oxford Eagle The University of Mississippi’s Clinical-Disaster Research Center in the Department of Psychology is not just about … [Read More...]

Carrie Smith’s Research Suggests the “First Time” Really Matters

In an exclusive article for the UK's MailOnline, University of Mississippi instructional assistant professor in the Department of Psychology Carrie V. … [Read More...]

Laura Johnson in Bwindi  Forest, Uganda.

Psychology Professor’s Fulbright Studies in Tanzania

When Laura Johnson returned from her first trip to Africa---a yearlong study in Kenya as a University of Mississippi junior in 1989---the director of … [Read More...]


Psychology Alumnus Makes Major Gift

A $1.8 million donation from a 1947 UM graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology will help with faculty recruitment. For the first … [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