Psychology

2015 graduates Sarah O'Neil, Stepfan Jones, and Mia Ricardo
2015 graduates Hilary Thibeault, Madeleine Fernald and Leah Foti at commencement.
2015 Graduates Madeline Fernald, Taylor Stenger and Kara Spinney before the commencement ceremony.
Maria Popescu presents research poster at Association for Psychological Science, May 2013, Washington D.C.
Taylor Stenger, 2015 recipient of the Psychology department's Outstanding Senior - Academic Achievement award with Dr. Liz Vella at the April 29, 2015 CSTH award ceremony and reception.
Kelsey Lavallee, Outstanding Senior Academic Achievement award co-recipient 2013, with Dr. Deborah Johnson at CSTH Award Ceremony
Psychology major Acacia Wakefield presents research at Thinking Matters 2013.
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The Department of Psychology offers a bachelor of arts degree through the College of Science, Technology, and Health. Though psychology is both a behavioral science and a helping profession, most psychologists agree that graduate school is the appropriate site for professional training. As an undergraduate psychology major you will be introduced to the scientific study of basic psychological processes, principles and theories. There will not be an emphasis upon acquiring professional counseling skills.

News & Events

New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal
USM Psychology Dept. Chair, William Gayton, weighs in on the psychological impact on fans of the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" cheating scandal.
Scott W. Brown, Ph.D.
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 2014-2015 Provost Research Fellowship. His research project will explore the links between family socioeconomic status and cognitive development.