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    How to distinguish a psychopath from a ‘shy-chopath’

    What makes a criminal a psychopath? Their grisly deeds and commanding presence attract our attention – look no further than Ted Bundy, the subject of a recent Netflix documentary, and cult leaders like Charles Manson. But despite years of theorizing and research, the mental health field continues to hotly debate what are the defining features […]

    Mary Meagher

    Texas A&M Professor added to Federal Government Task Force Dedicated to Addressing Opioid Crisis

    A Texas A&M psychology professor is serving on the federal government’s Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force, which is comprised of doctors and scientists who are dedicated to addressing the opioid crisis plaguing the United States. A draft of the task force’s pain management report is to be presented to Congress later this year […]

    Rising Stars

    Rising Stars

    Congratulations to Dr. Annmarie MacNamara and Dr. Brian Anderson who were selected to receive the 2019 APS Rising Stars award.  The Rising Stars award is presented to outstanding Association for Psychological Science Members in the earliest stages of their research career.  To recognize researchers whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great […]


  • Getting Involved in Research

    Research plays an extremely important role in psychology. It helps us understand what makes people think, feel, and act in certain ways. It also allows us to categorize psychological disorders in order to understand the symptoms and impact on the individual and society. It even helps us to understand how intimate relationships, development, schools, family, […]

  • Becoming Aware of Your Mental Wellbeing

    It can be easy to get caught up in the daily challenges and responsibilities of life without pausing and asking yourself, “How am I doing today?” Although this question sounds trivial on the surface, it is important to really dive deep into this thought and to be honest with yourself. Why is it important to […]

  • Interested in Psychiatry?

    Interested in Psychiatry?   Psychiatrists work with patients who are dealing with a variety of issues including trauma, mental illness, and addiction. They assess and treat mental illness and often focus on working with specific populations. Psychiatrists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, government offices, private practices, and mental health clinics. What does […]