Department of Psychology


The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Poster Symposium and Reception

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Poster Symposium and Reception is coming up--February 22 - 26 in the Woodbury Campus Center Auditorium. UROP fellows will be available on Wednesday February 24th from 11:30 - 1 pm.

New Minor in Psychology

The Psychology Department is now offering a 21 credit minor in psychology. A minimum of 15 credits must be completed at USM.

Thompson Receives Award for Undergraduate Research

Bruce Thompson, Associate Professor of Psychology, was presented with the Faculty Award for Undergraduate Research recently at the President's Metropolitan University Leadership Awards. He was recognized for a demonstrated commitment to fostering intellectual curiosity and discovery through collaborative undergraduate research projects that engage the students both inside and outside the classroom.

Psychology Professor William Gayton weighs in on the psychological impact of "Deflategate"

USM Psychology Dept. Chair, William Gayton, weighs in on the psychological impact on fans of the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" cheating scandal.

Recent Publications by Dr. Scott Brown

Dr. Brown has published three recent empirical papers based on research conducted in the Psychology Department Cognitive Lab. The research, using dual-task methodology to uncover interference patterns, was designed to explore the contribution of attentonal resources to time perception. All co-authors are former USM Research Assistants.

Dr. Thompson awarded Provost Research Fellowship

Dr. Thompson awarded 2014-2015 Provost Research Fellowship. His research project will explore the links between family socioeconomic status and cognitive development.

Recent activity by Dr. John Broida

John Broida recently spent a week in Kansas City grading Advanced Placement Tests in psychology. He also took a tour of the Mass School of Professional Psychology as part of his role as the treasurer of the New England Psychological Association. That group is having its annual meeting at Bates College (Lewiston, Maine) in October.

Psychology Professor Evaluates Programs Aimed at Improving Quality of Life in Breast Cancer Patients and Combat Veterans

Dr. Elizabeth Vella has been making amazing new discoveries in the field of stress reduction; which could prove beneficial to breast cancer patients and combat veterans.