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Welcome to the Department of Psychology at Mississippi State University. Here you can view the exciting research that is being conducted by our world class faculty and the rewarding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Mississippi State University is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a doctoral university with higher research activity. In addition, we are a land grant institution. In line with this unique status in the state, our faculty is committed to educating and serving the people of Mississippi through advancement of the science and application of psychology.

Departmental News

Upcoming Talk on Cognitive Aging of Memory

Dr. Deborah K. Eakin will present a talk on June 26th at the Tully Auditorium in Thompson Hall at 6:00 PM. The title of the talk is: Memory and Aging: Science-Backed Ways to Improve Your Memory as You Age. All interested community and campus adults, particularly those over 60, are invited to attend. The talk is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Eakin at

Psychology Department Mourns the Loss of Gabe Valentine

The Department of Psychology mourns the loss of Gabe Valentine, son of Michael Valentine, an Instructor in the Department. Gabe, a frequent visitor to the Department, lost his struggle with epidermolysis bullosa (EB) on Tuesday, June 6th. The Valentines request donations to fulfill Gabe's wish for a cure for EB in lieu of flowers.

Congratulations to Shea Golding on her Dissertation Defense!

Congratulations to She Golding on successfully defending her dissertation! She is pictured here with her committee: Dr. Mitchell E. Berman, Dr. Michael Nadorff (chair), Dr. Julie Cerel, and Dr. E. Samuel Winer.

Honors Undergraduates Successfully Defend Honors Theses

Congratulations to Allison Bruning (advisor, Dr. Michael Pratte), Zach Buchanan (advisor, Dr. Deborah K. Eakin, and Theresa Fitchie (advisor, Dr. Danielle Nadorff) for successfully defending their honors theses! These three students had to defend their written theses in front of a two-person committee and all three did an amazing job!

Two Students Graduate with PHD in Cognitive Science

Congratulations to Dr. Hao Bai and Dr. Lauren Harris, pictured here at their hooding and graduation ceremony in May 2017. Their advisors are Dr. Gary Bradshaw and Dr. Deborah K. Eakin, respectively.

Dr. E. Samuel Winer Honored at Research Awards Banquet

Dr. E. Samuel Winer received the faculty research award for the College of Arts and Sciences at the 2017 Research Award Banquet held by the Mississippi State University Office for Research and Economic Development.

Psychology Undergraduates Present at the Spring Research Forum

Fourteen Psychology undergraduates presented research at the Shackhouls Honors College Research Symposium on April 13, 2017. Aly Evans took home the first place prize for the Social Sciences category and Zach Buchanan took home the second place prize. Pictured from left to right (back row): Emily Williamson, Anna Claire Smith, Zach Buchanan, Daniel Roberson, and Shaquela Hargrove. (front row) Aly Evans, Theresa Fitchie, Haily Crawford, and Jennifer Darce. Not pictured, Audrey Alexander, Rachel Booth, Brandy Cornell, Janet Giron-Legarda, Katelyn Majors, Calyssa Middleton.

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