Department of Psychology
EARLY CAREER AWARD
Dr. Katie Howell was selected by the College's Graduate Council as one of the recipients of an Early Career Research Award this academic year. Dr. Howell is best known for her intervention work with women and children coping with violence and other adversities, including evaluation of the Kids' Club and Moms' Empowerment Program, one of the few evidence-based practices for families exposed to intimate partner violence.
Military PTSD Research
Dr. Meghan McDevitt-Murphy is seeking participants for Project BRAVE, a study to help better understand the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder on the lives of combat veterans. Participants who complete the full study may earn up to $350. Follow this link for more information!
Faculty Research Grant
Dr. Idia Thurston was awarded a Faculty Research Grant in the amount of $10,000 for her project titled "The Impact of Stress and Resilience on Obesity-Related Metabolic Complications in Adolescents." Dr. Katie Howell is co-PI on the grant.
Thinking about attending graduate school?
We offer three doctoral programs: Clinical, Experimental and School Psychology and two master’s degree programs: Master’s in General Psychology (MSGP) and a Master of Arts/Educational Specialist in School Psychology. More information
About the Department
The University of Memphis Psychology Department consists of approximately 30 full-time faculty members, 20 adjunct faculty (psychologists in the community who teach and/or supervise our students), 5 postdoctoral fellows, 90 doctoral students, 58 masters students, and over 700 undergraduate majors and minors.
The department is also the home of the Center for Applied Psychological Research, one of the most successful of the centers created under the State of Tennessee's Centers of Excellence program.