Department of Psychology

University of Mississippi


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 […]

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 the University of Mississippi Department of Psychology, Gigi Bastien, has been awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for 11 months of research in the […]

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 with a sleep therapist may prove useful in relieving the frequency of migraines for chronic sufferers, concludes a study conducted by researchers at the University of Mississippi. The study is reported in the February issue of […]

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. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday March 11th at 5pm (the last Friday before Spring Break). As in years past we will have poster presentations and oral talks by Honors college students, FREE […]

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 by the Best Counseling Degrees website. Rankings were based on the percentage of students passing the national psychology licensure exam (Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology [EPPP]), obtaining internship placements accredited by […]

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 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching-Council for Advancement and Support of Education Mississippi Professor of the Year. Kenneth J. “Ken” Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, received the prestigious honor Thursday (Nov. 20) at the U.S. […]

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 University of Mississippi, when she spent a life changing year in Kenya. Most recently,  Johnson returned from her second Fulbright research award. In December 2012, she, her husband and their two […]