Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi


Two Students in the ADEPT Lab Received Poster Awards at MPA

Both received a certificate and a monetary prize. Kate Presdergast received an undergraduate presentation award for research entitled: Does Practice Make Perfect? Exploring the Effect of Gravidity on Psychiatric Symptoms. Molly Wickenhouser received a graduate presentation award for: The Examination of Sex Differences in the Behavioral Avoidance, Disgust Sensitivity, and Emotion Regulation. We had a […]

The Inaugural Sarah Isom Fellow (Dr. Carrie Smith) Talks Research, Asking Questions, and the Psychology of Greek Life

You can see Dr. Smith’s interview on pages 9-11. Click the cover below.

Kal Kseib meets Kelly Wilson, Professor of Psychology at the University of Mississippi.

“You find some little tiny seed, kernel of potential connection, and you cultivate it” What’s something people might not know about you that, if they knew, would surprise them? I came to psychology late. I was 30-years-old when I started college. I dropped out of school when I was 16. And between the ages of […]

Zach Redding Selected for the 2017 Virginia Dolores Cantú Fellowship

Zach Redding was selected for the 2017 Virginia Dolores Cantú Fellowship. Zach is a graduate student in our experimental psychology PhD program working with Dr. Karen Sabol -From the committee – “Your application illustrated a knowledge of and commitment to the value of laboratory animal research and the importance of humane care of research animals. […]

Dr. Carrie Smith and Dr. Carey Dowling Publish Paper on Teaching Demonstration

Dr. Carrie Smith and Dr. Carey Dowling publish paper on teaching demonstration. Along with co-authors Dr. Joseph Swope (Northwest High School, Maryland) and Dr. Benjamin Hadden (Purdue University), Dr. Smith and Dr. Dowling have had their paper accepted for publication in the APA journal, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Title: Testing a Brief […]

Psychology Professor Wins UM Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

Kelly Wilson lauded as a role model and dedicated friend of students JUNE 1, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM   Psychologist Kelly G. Wilson has won the university’s 2017 Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award. Submitted photo by David Brohede University of Mississippi psychology professor Kelly G. Wilson has won the university’s 2017 Excellence in Graduate […]

Behavioral Neuroscience Student Chosen as 2017 Class Marshal

Behavioral Neuroscience Student Chosen as 2017 Class Marshal By Nathan Towery   Harris received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi. She enrolled in the terminal Ph.D. program at the university to work under Kenneth Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and was awarded a master’s degree along with her Ph.D. In her research, […]

Rebekah Smith to Discuss Memory Research in Copenhagen

UM Faculty Member is one of just eight invited speakers for international conference MAY 28, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Rebekah Smith, UM chair and professor of psychology, is set to discuss her research at a June conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Communications Rebekah Smith, chair and professor of psychology, is among just eight […]

Psychology Professor, Carey Bernini Dowling, Receives UM College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Instructor

Faculty members lauded for excellence in challenging and guiding students  MAY 12, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Lee Cohen (second from left), dean of the UM College of Liberal Arts, congratulates (from left) Matt Long, Carey Bernini Dowling (psychology) and Steven Davis on their teaching honors announced Friday. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Communications   The College of […]

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 the Cognition Underlying Behavior (CUB) Lab, received the 2015–2016 Graduate Instructor Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Mississippi Graduate School Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 13, 2016. In addition to a monetary award, Brittany received a Golden Apple […]