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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi


Dr. Laura Johnson

UM Psychologist Invited for National Academies Second Term

Professor Laura Johnson receives notable honor for international scientific activity June 23, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Laura Johnson, professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi, has been asked to serve a second three-year term on the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.   “Dr. Johnson’s […]

Ken Sufka

Sufka One of Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service MAY 6, 2022  By EDWIN B. SMITH OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of […]

Internships Announced for Clinical PhD Students

All six eligible students in the clinical psychology PhD program matched for internship placements. The following students received these assignments for next year. Alex Gilbert, Edward Hines Veteran’s Administration Jeff Pavlacic, Charleston Consortium (MUSC) Megan Perry, Oregon Health & Sciences University Jennifer Petell, LSU Health Sciences Center Molly Schadegg, Salem Veteran’s Administration Diana Tinsley, University […]

Psychology Graduate Student Earns Honorable Mention on Conference Poster

Congratulations to Katherine Lucas and the members of the Clinical-Disaster Research Center on earning an honorable mention award for their poster at ReslienceCon. Please see below for the poster citation Lucas, K., Hampton, B., Fortner, S.R.M., Pavlacic, J.M., Schulenberg, S. E. (April, 2022) Role of experiential avoidance in the relationship between resilience and post-traumatic stress. […]

UM Psychology Undergrads Earn Admission to Graduate Schools

Congratulations to the following seniors who earned admission into graduate school in psychology! Benjamin Hardin – MA in Psychology, Wake Forest University Brandon Ballard – MA in Applied Social Psychology, Loyola University Chicago Elizabeth Robinson – M.A. Program in Psychology at San Diego State University  

UM faculty and student collaborate on symposium examining emotion regulation in health conditions in virtual national conference

Clinical psychology graduate student, Sara Witcraft, and assistant faculty Aaron Lee, PhD, and Laura Dixon, PhD collaborate on a symposium talk that examined the influence of emotion regulation on physical health conditions (e.g., gastrointestinal distress, asthma) at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 54th annual virtual convention in November 2020. Please see the attached […]