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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University. Here you can view the exciting research that is being conducted by our world class faculty and the rewarding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Mississippi State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral university with higher research activity. In addition, we are a land grant institution. In line with this unique status in the state, our faculty is committed to educating and serving the people of Mississippi through advancement of the science and application of psychology.

Departmental News

Dr. Hilary DeShong is Awarded NIH LRP Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Hilary DeShong on being awarded a Loan Repayment Program Grant from the National Institutes on Health.

Rachel Booth Wins First Place for Social Sciences at Research Forum

Congratulations to Rachel Booth, an undergraduate Psychology major working with Dr. Andrew Jarosz. Her poster won first place for the social sciences category at the Mississippi State University's Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium, hosted by the Shackouls Honors College in collaboration with undergraduate research programs funded by the National Science Foundation. Her poster was titled, "The Read Scare: Reading Stereotype Threat in College-Aged Males."

Dr. Laura Allen is Awarded Grant from IES

Congratulations to Dr. Laura Allen, co-PI on a grant awarded by the Instutute of Education Sciences (IES). The 4-year, $1.3 MM grant is titled, "The Development of the Writing Assessment Tool (WAT): An On-line Platform for the Automated Assessment of Writing."

Marlo Anderson Selected for 2018-2019 President's Commission on Women

Congratulations to Marlo Anderson, Administrative Assistant in the Department of Psychology, for being selected for the 2018-2019 Mississippi State University President's Commission on the Status of Women.

Dr. Hilary DeShong Wins Competitive SEC Grant

Dr. Hilary L. DeShong was awarded $1000.00 from the SEC Faculty Travel Grant Program. She has invited Dr. Raymond P. Tucker to Mississippi State, who will be visiting October 17th through the 20th. While visiting, Dr. Tucker will present a colloquium symposium on a special topic related to his area of research and another on a clinical psychology training topic. Additionally, Dr. Tucker will be provided with time to meet with other psychology faculty and have lunch with the graduate students.

Congratulations to Anisha Thomas on Doctoral Scholarship

Congratulations to Anisha Thomas, Clinical Psychology Graduate Student, for being selected into the Dr. Harold Grier Doctoral Scholars Program at Mississippi State University. This program provides not only financial support, but also quality mentoring and professional development opportunities. Additionally, this initiative is part of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) which connects scholars all across the U.S. As a part of this larger consortium, Ms. Thomas will have the opportunity to attend the Institute of Teaching and Mentoring, meet one-on-one with recruiters who represent colleges and universities from across the nation, and network with like-minded peers.

Congratulations to Dr. Alexis E. Payne on her Defense!

Congratulations to Dr. Alexis E. Payne on the successful defense of her dissertation entitled, "False Memories in Recognition Memory: Recollection or Familiarity?". She is pictured here with her committee, co-chairs Dr. Deborah K. Eakin (far right), Dr. Michael Pratte (center), and committee members Dr. E. Samuel Winer, and Dr. Jarrod Moss (far left).

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