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Department of Psychology

Mid-South Psychology Conference
February 23, 2019
UofM-Lambuth Campus

Dr. Frank Andrasik, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of PsychologyKeynote speaker at this year's Mid-South Psychology Conference (MSPC) is Dr. Frank Andrasik, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Center for Behavioral Medicine at the University of Memphis. The title of his talk is "Behavioral Medicine: Past, Present and Future—A Personal Journey."

Dr. Andrasik is the winner of the 2018 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, the highest distinction given to a faculty member by the University. The award is given annually to a faculty member who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly, creative activity, teaching and service, bringing honor and recognition to the University.

MSPC provides undergraduate psychology students the opportunity to showcase their research in both paper and poster sessions. Deadline to submit an abstract is February 8. Register for the conference | Submit an abstract.

Participants in the conference are welcome to attend a Friday afternoon free workshop, "Diversifying Clinical Psychology: Navigating Graduate School Admissions." Registration information for the workshop will be available soon. For more information contact Dr. McDevitt-Murphy at

For more information about the conference contact one of the following:

Dr. Cheryl Bowers

Dr. Karen Baker

Ann Brock



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.