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  • Clinical Psychology PhD program statement in support of diversity and inclusion in training and research activities

    Our faculty have voiced their unanimous, strong condemnation of the racist and inflammatory tweets of Dr. Charles Negy, a graduate of our doctoral program and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida.  His opinions and racial stereotypes do not reflect the values of the doctoral clinical psychology program from which he earned […]

  • Psychology Major in the Change Lab, Lauren Chapman’s story selected by Society of Pediatric Psychology “The Smeared Canvas”

    The smeared canvas. It is a challenge to unburden my mind from engulfing itself into the vortex of racial trauma. Over the last month, I have actively attempted to revive my well-being through self care and vulnerability. With depletion at its finest and hopelessness at its peak, race-based traumatic stress has weighed down my heartstrings. […]

  • Stephanie Payne

    Working from Home During COVID-19

    Stephanie C. Payne Ph.D. – Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Texas A&M University In evaluating the best work from home infrastructure, what are the top 3 indicators? Fundamentally, the work to be completed must lend itself to the home environment. Some work simply cannot be done from home (e.g., driving an ambulance, janitorial services, waiting tables). Also, […]

  • Accumbens nNOS Interneurons Regulate Cocaine Relapse

    Drug addiction is a chronic disorder in which individuals compulsively seek the use of drugs despite adverse effects. Re-lapse is the recurrence of compulsive drug use even after a per-son has reached remission. Relapse can be triggered by drug-related cues in the environment. Part of the brain that plays a role in relapse behavior is […]

  • Maternal Behavior and Socioeconomic Status Predict Longitudinal Changes in Error-Related Negativity in Preschoolers

    Self-regulation has been suggested as a “primary task” of childhood through which children become able to manage their emotions based on the demands of the situation they are in. Part of self-regulation includes self-monitoring, where individuals can monitor their own behaviors to ensure they are appropriate. Self-monitoring can be studied at the neural level using […]

  • Idia Thurston

    Dr. Idia Thurston Studies Cultural Factors and Their Associations With SAVA Among Black Women

    Dr. Idia Thurston is a psychology professor and researcher at Texas A&M whose areas of interest include clinical psychology and diversity science. She and her colleagues studied two major protective cultural factors and their associations with the SAVA phenomenon among black women.

  • Now Hiring

    Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open Rank Position

    The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences ( at Texas A&M University is recruiting for a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor for a full-time, nine-month appointment, with an anticipated start date of Fall, 2020.   View full job posting and apply

  • Save the Spinal Cord

    Researchers led by James Grau, professor, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, are looking for ways to better protect the spinal cord following a traumatic injury. For example, they are studying the hazardous effects of internal bleeding and the potential benefits of opioids. This new knowledge could change the way patients […]

  • Dr. Brian Stagner Retires After 37 Years

    Dr. Brian Stagner, Clinical Professor retires after 37 years of service to the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department.  He made a huge impact to our clinical program by establishing the training clinic in 1986,  mentoring numerous students throughout the years and matching students with internship experience.  The folks from the clinical area threw him a […]

  • How Travel Awards Benefit Our Students

    The post below is shared by senior psychology major Paris Bean ’20 describing a conference she attended with support through the Honors Travel Fund. Attending the National Neurotrauma Society annual conference was an amazing experience. I went into the conference thinking I was fairly knowledgeable in the field of neurotrauma, having been a part of […]