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.
Sophomore (and Psychology Department work-study) Josh Gachette digs into his Introduction to Anthropology assignment: “Kinships charts,” he says, and “a corresponding essay on the modern American family.”
Graduate School Discussion Panel
The Psychology Department hosted a panel discussion regarding applying to graduate programs in psychology. Discussion topics included the following:
- Is Graduate School for you?
- What type of program should you apply to?
- How can you best prepare to be admitted?
Panelists included UVM Psychology Professors Liz Pinel and Matt Price, social psychology graduate student James Hodge, and UVM Social Work Professor Susan Comerford.
What Can I Do with a BA/BS in Psychology?
Wondering what you can do with your psychology degree after you graduate? Watch a panel discussion with individuals who discuss what they were able to do with their psychology degrees after undergraduate graduation.
UVM Starts Seasonal Affective Disorder Study
It may be summer weather now, but before we realize it the weather will turn darker and colder. It's a change in season that triggers a depression for some people called SAD, seasonal affective disorder. Psychology graduate student Jennifer Mahon and other UVM researchers are launching a new study looking into SAD.
CUPS 10th Anniversary Celebration Honors Lynne Bond
The CUPS Office has recognized its founding Director, Professor Lynne Bond, by announcing the renaming of the CUPS’ Faculty Award as the “Lynne Bond Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award.”
Micro-Philanthropy Initiative for Research Funding
Second-year Clinical Training Program graduate student J. Quyen Nichols is the first student to use the Micro-Philanthropy Initiative for Research Funding. His study, "Follow Up of ADHD Children into Adolescence – An Investigation of Driving Competence and On-Road Risk" corrolates with earlier research conducted by the Psycholgy Department in the area of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.
UVM & Vermont Law School Exploring a Five-Year Joint Degree
UVM graduate psychology students and Vermont Law students at the South Royalton Legal Clinic began working together to understand how best to serve international survivors of torture who are now part of the Vermont community, and whose requests for asylum are difficult to process because of memory loss and other post-traumatic issues.
Mark Bouton Named 24th QUAD-L Award Winner
Psychology Professor Mark Bouton is the 24th Recipient of the QUAD-L Lecture Award in recognition of his outstanding research and contributions to the field of learning, memory, and cognition.
New Faculty Sampler
Meet new psychology assistant professor Matthew Price, who is devising high-tech methods to help victims of a traumatic event, with a focus on early intervention in acute care settings in order to identify, address and minimize mental health effects of the trauma.
Surviving Torture, Rocking the Story
It’s been six years since Professor Karen Fondacaro founded Connecting Cultures, a program designed to provide mental health services to Vermont’s refugee community. The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center has since served more than 300 refugees from 29 different countries. Sixty-seven percent are torture survivors.
Dept of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
William R. Beardslee, M.D
Director, Baer Prevention Initiative,
Department of Psychiatry,
Boston Children's Hospital
Prospects for the Prevention of Depression
December 6, 2013
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Fletcher Allen/UVM Medical Education Center
Full Faculty Meeting
December 11, 2013
1:30 - 3:00 pm
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