Departmental News

Welcome Dr. Emily Stafford, Academic Coordinator

The Psychology Department welcomes Dr. Emily Stafford as the new Academic Coordinator. Dr. Stafford completed her undergraduate work at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. She earned an M.Ed. in Community Agency Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Auburn University, finishing in 2014. Her background includes work in student affairs, community mental health, teaching, supervision, and research related to diversity issues. She looks forward to providing advising to students and assisting with other departmental tasks. Her favorite activities include hiking in Noxubee Wildlife Refuge , eating at Bulldog Burger, and reading The Little Blue Truck with her toddler.

Mississippi State University Chapter of Psi Chi Sponsors Walk

Psi Chi, the Psychology Honors Society, is coordinating Starkville's first NEDA Walk! NEDA is the National Eating Disorder Association which provides services and outreach for individuals struggling with disordered eating. The Association holds these Walks as a way to fundraise and spread the word about the dangers of eating disorders. Psi Chi is very excited and honored to be able to bring this event to MSU's campus and we hope you can join us in all the fun! The Walk is February 25th at the Chadwick Lake by the Sanderson with registration beginning at 8:30 am. You can access the website to sign up for the Walk here: http://www.nedawalk.org/starkville2017

Congratulations PHD Graduates!!

The Cognitive Science Doctoral Program graduated three PHD students at the December 9, 2016 commencement ceremony. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Winston Jones and Dr. Drew Cranford, with their advisor Dr. Jarrod Moss behind them, followed by Dr. Elaine Tan and her advisor, Dr. Deborah K. Eakin behind her.

New Society of Scholars Inductee Allison Lee Bruning

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce that Allison Lee Bruning, Psychology major, was inducted into the Society of Scholars on November 1st, 2016. The honors organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities. She was introduced by Dr. Michael Pratte. She is pictured with Provost Judy Bonner.

New Society of Scholars Inductee A. Zachary Buchanan

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce that A. Zachary Buchanan, Psychology major, was inducted into the Society of Scholars on November 1st, 2016. The honors organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities. He was introduced by Dr. Deborah K. Eakin. He is pictured with Provost Judy Bonner.

New Society of Scholars Inductee Haily Crawford

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce that Haily Crawford, Psychology major, was inducted into the Society of Scholars on November 1st, 2016. The honors organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities. She was introduced by Dr. Deborah K. Eakin. She is pictured with Provost Judy Bonner.

New Society of Scholars Inductee Daniel B. Roberson

The Department of Psychology is proud to announce that Daniel B. Roberson, Psychology major, was inducted into the Society of Scholars on November 1st, 2016. The honors organization recognizes top university students each semester from all majors who have demonstrated the highest standard of academic excellence while pursuing a broad exposure to courses in the arts, sciences and humanities. He was introduced by Dr. Gary Bradshaw. He is pictured with Provost Judy Bonner.

First Meeting of the Psychology Club

We are excited to announce the newly created Psychology Club! The club was formed to serve as a bridge between the Psychology Department and undergraduate psychology majors, and to create a fun way to meet other people interested in psychology by organizing various events. Anyone majoring in psychology at Mississippi State is welcome to join the club by simply showing up to a meeting. The first meeting of the Psychology Club will be this Thursday (Nov. 3) at 6 pm in Allen 19. The goal of this meeting is to introduce new members to the club's officers, to share some of the exciting events we have planned for the Spring semester, and to get your feedback on what you might want to see the Psychology Club accomplish in the future. Oh, and there will be FREE PIZZA! You can find information about the Psychology Club on OrgSync and Facebook. Hope we see you at the meeting on Thursday! Dr. Pratte (Psychology Club Faculty Adviser), Megan Peck (Psychology Club President) and Alex Wedderstrand (Psychology Club Vice President)

Introducing Dr. Hao Bai

Congratulations to Hao Bai, who succesfully defended her dissertation on October 20, 2016. The title of her dissertation is "Cognitive Processes of Prioritization in Multitasking." She is pictured with her Chair, Dr. Gary L. Bradshaw (back left) and her committee, including from left to right Dr. Jarrod Moss, Dr. Deborah K. Eakin, and Dr. Cindy Bethel.

Introducing Dr. Elaine Tan

Congratulations to Elaine Tan, who succesfully defended her dissertation on October 6, 2016. The title of her dissertation is "The Impact of Metacomprehension Accuracy on Control Processes During Comprehension." She is pictured with her Chair, Dr. Deborah K. Eakin (front right) and her committee, including from left to right Dr. Wendy Herd, Dr. Gary Bradshaw, and Dr. Jarrod Moss.

Introducing Dr. Edward Cranford

Congratulations to Edward "Drew" Cranford, who succesfully defended his dissertation on October 4, 2016. The title of his dissertation is "Generating Predictive Inferences when Multiple Alternatives are Available." He is pictured with his Chair, Dr. Jarrod Moss (back right) and his committee, including from left to right Dr. Wendy Herd, Dr. Gary Bradshaw, and Dr. Teena Garrison.

Graduate Students Receive Travel Awards from the College of Arts & Sciences

Two Clinical and two Cognitive Science graduate students received travel awards from the College of Arts & Sciences to present their research at national conferences. Pictured from left to right are Alexis Payne (Cognitive Science), Taban Salem (Clinical), Jessica Swinea (Clinical) and Kevin Barnes, Cognitive Science. Congratulations!