Welcome to the web pages of the Psychology Department! The department is part of the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences. Currently we are one of the largest majors on campus with over 600 undergraduate students. We are committed to providing a positive learning experience and preparing undergraduates for professional work and/or further graduate education.
- We are thrilled to announce that Dr. David Mastin was recently promoted to the rank of Professor! Way to go Dr. Mastin!
- Five Psychology students were awarded honors at the 2012 UALR Research EXPO this year. Congratulations to all!
- Leah Fisher’s poster “Decreased Anxiety in Rats Developmentally Exposed to Methylphenidate (Ritalin)” won Honorable Mention in the Life Science category.
- Caitlin Masterson’s poster “No Effects on Novel Object Recognition in Adult Rats Developmentally Exposed to Methylphenidate (Ritalin)” won Third Place in the Life Science category.
- Zade Holloway, Priya Goyal, and Chris Campbell’s poster “The Impact of Social Technology and Cell Phone Use on Sleepiness” won Second Place in the Social Sciences category
- The Psychology Department is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Lisa Sherwin has been selected as the 2011-2012 recipient of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Faculty Excellence Award in Service! Thank you for your service, Dr. Sherwin and CONGRATULATIONS!
- We are also pleased to highlight the research of one of our students, Leah Fisher, who worked in collaboration with Dr. Sherry Ferguson, UALR instructor and Research Psychologist at the National Center for Toxicological Research, on an experiment establishing the effects of prenatal Methylphenidate (often known as Ritalin) exposure on later development in rats. Leah recently presented this work, entitled, “Decreased Anxiety in Adult Rats Developmentally Exposed to Methylphenidate” at the Mid-South Psychology Conference at the University of Memphis. Way to go, Leah!
The Psychology Department strives for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. We accomplish this by applying psychological knowledge, skills, and tools to further human welfare and by producing well-trained students.
- The Psychology Department will strive for excellence in applying psychological skills, tools, and knowledge about psychology and will be producers of these techniques and knowledge.
- The Psychology Department will play an active and productive role in helping the University as a whole, especially when applying psychological expertise.
- The Psychology Department will seek to bring external funds into the department and/or the community.
- The Psychology Department will form connections with internal and external stakeholders.
- The Psychology Department will support excellent teaching and will encourage student participation in the learning process. Students will be well-trained in the tools of psychology in one or more of these areas: program evaluation, health psychology, research methodology, statistics.
- The Psychology Department will continuously evaluate the quality of its efforts and use the data to make improvements.