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  • PBSI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Virtual Recruitment Event

    Mark your calendar, register, and attend the 2021 PBSI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Virtual Recruitment Event to be held on ๐“๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐‰๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. This recruitment event welcomes Prospective Graduate Students from ALL sub-fields, along with your family members, friends, and supporters to our informative yet informal event! Just go hereย to register for the […]

  • Dr. Idia Thurston quoted on CNN story-School Warnings about Children’s Weight Don’t Work.

    The editorial was co-written by clinical psychologist Idia Thurston, an associate professor of psychology and public health at Texas A&M University and registered dietitian Kendrin Sonneville, an assistant professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.ย  Read full story

  • Dr. Jyotsna Vaid Selected for 2020 Eminent Scholar Award

      Texas A&M Universityโ€™s Aggie Women Network (AWN) has selected Jyotsna Vaid as the recipient of the prestigious 2020 Eminent Scholar Award. The award is given jointly with the Texas A&M University Office of the President. Vaid is a professor of cognition and cognitive neuroscience and womenโ€™s and gender studies, and is director of the […]

  • 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.ย  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. โ€“ 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 โ€œprimary taskโ€ 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.

  • Psychology Building

    Psychology In Action

    Psychology research produces scientific discoveries that shed light on psychological processes involved in human behavior. This includes identifying normal and disordered processes that contribute to mental and physical health disorders across the lifespan, as well as the psychological and social processes that influence peopleโ€™s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they engage with family, work, and […]