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Department of Psychology
University of Mississippi


Sydney Wicks

Psychology Graduate Student Chosen for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowship

  Congratulations to Sydney Wicks, who has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship provides three years of funding for research and graduate studies. Sydney is a 2nd year experimental graduate student mentored by Dr. Andy Hales. Great job, Sydney!

Call for Abstracts…2023 UM Conference on Psychological Science

Faculty and Students, The portal for submitting abstracts for the 8th annual UM Conference on Psychological Science will open March 1 at this link The conference will be Friday April 14 from 10-5 and abstracts are due by Wed, March 22 at 12 NOON. As we did in years prior, this year we are […]

Dr. Laura Johnson

Professor, Students Research Strengths Among Youth in Africa

Laura Johnson partners with Jane Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program FEBRUARY 23, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT OXFORD, Miss. – An expert on positive youth development, University of Mississippi psychology professor Laura Johnson is partnering with the Jane Goodall Institute, or JGI, to affect change among young people across countries in Africa. Johnson, who has a long history of collaboration with […]

Clinical PhD Internships Announced

All four eligible students in the clinical psychology PhD program matched for internship placements. The following students received these assignments for next year. Pete Bishop: Memphis VA Jaime Murtagh: Missouri Health Science Consortium Mikaela Raley: Bay Pines VA Katelyn Sharpe: Gulf Coast VA The clinical psychology PhD program has had 100% match rate for the […]

Carrie Smith and Isom Center Receive “Of the Month” Award

The Sarah Isom Center extends a special thank you and congrats to Dr. Carrie Smith (Psychology) for helping win an “Of the Month” award from Student Housing. This summer, she proposed a new series of programming targeting freshmen that would take place in the residence halls called Isom Underground. So far, she has partnered with […]

Andrew Hales and Joseph Wellman

Psychologists Recognized by International Organization

Andrew Hales and Joseph Wellman honor for social science research SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT OXFORD, Miss. – The Society of Experimental Social Psychology has named University of Mississippi psychology professors Andrew H. Hales and Joseph D. Wellman as 2022 SESP fellows. SESP is a leading international professional organization dedicated to advancing experimental social psychological research. The organization’s members nominated […]