Department of Psychology


Spring 2022 Dean's List!

The Psychology Department is so proud of our students' accomplishments!

CSTH 2021 Departmental Award Recipients  

The College of Science, Technology, and Health is pleased to announce the 2021 Departmental Award recipients.
A photo of USM graduate Mary Swanson

Profiles in Persistence: Mary Swanson ’21

For Mary Swanson '21, the path to USM was a winding one.

Fall 2020 Dean's List

View the Fall 2020 Dean's List Psychology Students!
portrait of Safiya Khalid '18

Safiya Khalid '18 draws worldwide media by defeating Internet trolls and winning her election

A worldwide audience is listening to University of Southern Maine alumna Safiya Khalid’s story of perseverance. On Nov. 5, the 2018 USM graduate earned election as the first Somali-American to serve on the city council of Lewiston, Maine. More astonishingly, she earned the seat despite a barrage of racist Internet attacks from around the country.

USM students excel in Iceland challenge

For five University of Southern Maine students and recent graduates, it seemed like an icy mission impossible. Fly 2,300 miles to the edge of the Arctic Circle and while still fighting the four hours stolen by an eastbound red-eye flight, team up with students from a variety of prestigious Nordic universities, and find a way to save the world. It became the Iceland challenge.
Dr. Michael "Micky" Collins '91 and NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr

NASCAR's Dale Earnhardt Jr joins Dr. Michael 'Micky' Collins '91 for USM conversation

NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr recently joined University of Southern Maine alumnus Dr. Michael “Micky” Collins at the Portland Campus for an intimate conversation about concussions and healing.
Husky dog in library, reading textbook

The Psychology Department Dean's List - Spring 2019

Congratulations Spring 2019 Dean's List, Psychology Majors! The Psychology Dept. is so proud of your diligence and scholastic achievements! Keep up the good work!

Gayton Memorial Bench

A celebration of the life and legacy of William F. Gayton with the unveiling of the Gayton Bench an addition to the changing landscape of USM Portland

Psychology Institute honors Dr. William Gayton

The Free Press published an article about the Psychology Institutes which Ereritus Professor William Gayton had run for thirty-three years. Dr. Gayton died in December. This summer's Institute was already in the planning stage and the decision was made to run it in honor of Dr. Gayton.