Welcome to the Department of Psychology
The discipline of psychology utilizes scientific methods to understand cognition, emotion, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. The Department of Psychology at SMU offers an undergraduate degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Our faculty members’ research spans a diverse range of topics, including psychophysiology and stress response, health behaviors, couple and family relationships, and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Undergraduate and graduate students are heavily involved in conducting research. We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about the people, the research, and the opportunities for students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Top Reasons to Get a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at SMU
Dec. 6, Health Area Research Meeting 2:00 p.m. in Tower Conference Room Suite 1300. Dr. Austin Baldwin will speak on “Developing a Self-Persuasion
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Dec. 10, Dr. Sarah Racine from Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, "Unraveling Risk for Binge Eating: Intersection of Psychological and Biological Influences" 10 a.m. in Dedman Life Sciences Building, Room 131
Dec. 12, Dr. Elizabeth Martin from Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, "Evidence of decreased attention to emotion in anhedonia" 10 a.m. in Dallas Hall, Room 142
Dec. 16, Anna Weinberg, M.A. from Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, "Unique neural markers of anxiety and depression: Evidence from event-related potentials" 10 a.m. in Dedman Life Sciences Building, Room 132