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We are a vibrant and research-focused department that also emphasizes teaching excellence at all levels. The department is composed of tenured and tenure-track faculty, teaching faculty focused on instruction, clinical faculty who work at the affiliated Psychological Services Clinic, and dedicated staff supporting the department’s mission. Each year, more than 1,000 undergraduate students pursue their Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in the Department. Our doctoral program has emphasis areas in clinical (nationally accredited), cognition and neuroscience, developmental, quantitative, and social/personality psychology.

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Nicole Campione-Barr awarded 2024 Kemper Fellowship

On Wednesday, March 6, Professor Nicole Campione-Barr was awarded a 2024 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Kemper Fellowships are awarded to five outstanding instructors at the University of Missouri each year.


Based upon their research interests, Mizzou Psychological Sciences faculty are affiliated with one (or more) of the following research areas or training programs. Each one focuses on different psychological research questions.


The Social/Personality training area at the University of Missouri represents a unique and vibrant collection of active scholars. This energetic community provides the basis for collaborative endeavors among faculty and students, with the goal of making groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of human behavior.

The PhD program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science.

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The program in Developmental Psychology began in 1999 and currently has 6 core-faculty representing research interests in cognitive development and social development, as well as emphasis in infancy through emerging adulthood. At this time, the program is directed by Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr.

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Research in the C&N area is diverse spanning memory, perception, action, cognition, animal learning, decision making, reward systems, addiction, and aging. Our researchers engage in a wide variety of experimental approaches.

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The goal of the graduate program in Quantitative Psychology is to produce researchers able to develop, evaluate, and apply advanced methodological techniques to psychological research questions.

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