Department of Psychology

News & Events


  • Interested in careers and graduate programs related to Psychology? Learn about careers and graduate programs in two workshops hosted by the Department of Psychology. On Monday, October 5, the department will conduct a Psychology Careers Workshop. The workshop will be held in the Health and Social Sciences Building (HSSB)#140 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. On Monday, October 9, we will be hosting a grad school workshop from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m., again in HSSB#140. You will be able to enter a raffle for prizes at both events! All are welcome.
  • The Department of Psychology extends congratulations to Christopher Allen, Ph.D., who assumed the role of Assistant Professor of Psychology in the department this academic year. Allen served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department during the previous academic year. Allen's areas of expertise include intimate partner violence, sexual assault, violence prevention, program evaluation, and psychometrics.
  • The Department also welcomes two new Visiting Assistant Professors, Michael Bar-Johnson, Ph.D., and Matthew Murphy, Ph.D..  Bar-Johnson's past research provided the first quantitative investigation of male sex workers in the Czech Republic. A focus on the interaction of biological and social determinants of sexual identity is also an area of interest. Murphy's research has focused on the effects of radiation on auditory cognition and on the avian visual and auditory systems.

Departmental Colloquium Series

Stay tuned for postings regarding the Fall 2015 Departmental Colloquium Series. The Departmental Colloquia will be held in O'Leary Library Media Center, Room 222, unless otherwise noted. The Departmental Colloquia page contains videos of colloquia that have already taken place, covering several years of past presentations.