Welcome to Psychology
Faculty and staff in our department share a common mission: to create, evaluate, disseminate, and apply psychological knowledge and skills to understand and improve the lives of individuals, organizations, and communities.
We aspire to contribute nationally and internationally via our excellent teaching, research and clinical offerings, a student-scholar focused mentoring program, and a faculty actively engaged in research and scholarship across the domains of biobehavioral, clinical, developmental, and social psychology, as well as human behavioral psychopharmacology.
Our mission with respect to Graduate Education is to train the researchers, practitioners, and teachers of psychology who will create the future of this field and who will benefit humankind by increasing knowledge about the nature and causes of human behavior, by treating mental and emotional disorders, and by preventing such disorders.
The department expects to be an important player in the university's new Neuroscience, Behavior, and Health Spire of Excellence, which promises to bring new multidisciplinary research and educational opportunities over the next few years that will help deepen our understanding of the causes and treatment of human diseases with significant behavioral causes or components.
Professor Robert Lawson's Final History of Psychology Class
Seated (L-R): Victoria Baptiste, Justin Parent, Maggie Evans, Wes Sanders, Melissa Paiva-Salusbury
Standing: Sheau-Yan Ho, Tim LaVigne, Amy Paysnick, Eileen Crehan, Meghan Schreck, Professor Robert Lawson
, Carolyn Dundon, Jessica Clifton
The Kids and Parents Project
Dr. Alice Schermerhorn, faculty member in the Psychology Department and Director of the Kids & Parents Project, discusses family relationships and child temperament.
Interview: Jody Williams
Milestones are many these days for 1972 UVM Psychology undergraduate Jody Williams. It’s twenty years since the founding of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Fifteen years since the Mine Ban Treaty was signed by 122 nations. And fifteen years since the Oct. 10, 1997 morning when her phone rang with the news that she and the ICBL had been selected for the Nobel Peace Prize...
2004 appearance at UVM
Dharam Yadav Remembered
Dharam Yadav, Ph.D., a professor of Communications and Psychology at UVM since 1970, with a focus on teaching and research of the cognitive sciences, media communications, cross-cultural psychology, and media psychology, has died.
Professor Bill Falls wrote "Dharam was my colleague and my friend. He was the kindest, most gentle and compassionate man I have ever known. His interest in me and my family was genuine and reflected a deep love for others. He will be sorely missed."
The Making of a Model Student
As Fulbright finalist Tracie Ebalu edges closer to her May graduation, the mutual admiration and affection between her and the faculty and staff who guided her through a rocky first year on the road to a bachelor's (and hopefully one day, a Ph.D.) in psychology is emotional to witness. If it hasn't been easy, it has been marked by Ebalu's determination, resilience and openness to experiences that will help her grow. But she's clear she couldn’t have done it alone.
Caitin Wagner: Psychology GTA of the Year Nominee
The Department of Psychology has nominated an outstanding graduate teaching assistant, Caitlin Wagner, for this year's Graduate College Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) of the Year award. This award recognizes annually the accomplishments of GTAs who have demonstrated unusual excellence and creativity in their teaching and commitment to student learning.
Seasonal Affective Disorder Sufferers Have More Than Just Winter Blues
During the darker days of winter, more people report feeling depressed and tired. For many, it’s a normal response to less sunlight, but for others, it can be a clinical form of depression called seasonal affective disorder. To help understand the difference between the winter blues and SAD, APA asked psychologist and SAD expert Kelly Rohan, PhD, to explain the signs of the disorder and potential treatments.
Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Genevieve Williamson, M.D.
Adolescent Psychiatry & Pediatric Psychiatry,
University of Vermont
Duration of Treatment with Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors & Stimulants in a Cliinic Population with the Child Behavior Checklist Dysregulation Profile
May 24, 2013
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Fletcher Allen/UVM Medical Education Center
Masters Thesis Defense
The Effect of Voluntary Exercise on Discrimination, Set-Shifting, and Striatal Dopamine
May 20, 2013
John Dewey Hall room 100
Masters Thesis Defense
Third Party Responses to Sexism
May 28, 2013
John Dewey Hall room 100
Examining the Influence of the Delay Discounting on Condom Use Among Opioid-Maintained Women
June 12, 2013
University Health Ctr,
Relations Among Athletic Ability, Sport Involvement, and Social Functioning in Children with and without Symptoms of ADHD
July 31, 2013
John Dewey Hall room 238
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