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2019

Graduate Students at Mizzou Youth Experience Day
Graduate students who are members of the Graduate Association for Psychology Students (GASP)  contributed their expertise and passion about psychology at the Mizzou Youth Experience Day in September.  Middle school students from Kansas City and St. Louis learned about the brain, the...
New PhDs and their Mentors 2019

New PhD honorees and their mentors at the departmental reception in May 2019.

, Desmond Spann

New Clinical Graduate Student Desmond Spann.

Our department is looking for new graduate students for our PhD program.   Our  deadline is December 1 and applicants can learn more about the application process on our PhD Application website. Our website contains additional information for applicants on financial support, our...
New Undergraduate Welcome 2019
Welcome to our department's new undergraduate students! You can learn more about our undergraduate program on our website, including the Psychology BA or BS, the Psychology Minor, and how to meet with an academic advisor.
New Graduate Students 2019
Welcome to our department's new graduate students.   We have begun the process of recruiting students for our Ph.D. program to start training in Fall 2020.  You can learn more about the process on our Graduate Admissions website. 
Melissa Tapia
Congratulations to graduate student Melissa Tapia! Melissa has been selected as a recipient of a 2018-19 Summer Graduate Research Grant from Psi Chi. The grant will support her research on the effects of PD144418, a sigma-1 receptor antagonist, on hedonic aspects of operant food motivation in male...
Dr. Jordan Booker and Natasha Pierre

Undergraduate Diverse & Inclusive Research Award winner Natasha Pierre with her research mentor, Dr. Jordan Booker

, Kira Schneider

Sam Brown Award winner Kira Schneider presenting her research at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting.

, Dr. John Kerns and Oriana Meyers

Max Meyer Award winner Oriana Myers with her research mentor, Dr. John Kerns

,  Elise Tidwell

Sam Brown Award winner Elise Tidwell  presenting her research at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting.

Congratulations to students that earned undergraduate research awards from the department. Max Meyer Award - Oriana Myers (Dr. John Kerns, research mentor)  Sam Brown Awards - Kira Schneider (Dr. Amanda Rose, research mentor) and Elise Tidwell (Dr. John Kerns, research...
Hannah Volpert-Esmond

Hannah Volpert-Esmond  who was a recipient of the Graduate Excellence in Diversity Award

, Sonia Giron

Sonia Giron who was a recipient of the Graduate Excellence in Diversity Award

Congratulations to Hannah Volpert-Esmond and Sonia Giron who are recipients of the Graduate Excellence in Diversity Award. The following are combined comments from the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion regarding Hannah's efforts and interests. Hannah is a very strong candidate for this...
PhD Graduates 2019

Spring and Summer graduates at the departmental reception in May.

Congratulations to all students that completed their dissertation or thesis this spring or summer.  Dr. Glenn Baker (Dr. Laura King & Dr. Laura Scherer, mentors) Dr. Sonia Giron (Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr, mentor) Dr. Jordan Stevens (Dr. Doug Steinley, mentor) Dr. Rachel...
Laura Hatz
Laura Hatz earned an NIH F31 NRSA award for her research on “Mathematical Modeling of Intoxicated Risky Decision Making.”  This work will be funded by NIAAA.  Laura is a graduate student in the clinical training area and will be co-mentored by Denis McCarthy and Clint Davis-Stober....
Kelsey Irvin at Life Sciences Week

Kelsey Irvin was selected for the MU Distinguished Thesis Award for "Association between Positive Affect Regulation and the Reward Positivity."

Kelsey Irvin was selected for the MU Distinguished Thesis Award for "Association between Positive Affect Regulation and the Reward Positivity."  Her research, mentored by Dr. Debi Bell and Dr. Bruce Bartholow suggests that positive affect regulation may be an important factor to consider...

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