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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.

  • 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 people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as they engage with family, work, and […]

  • 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

  • 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 […]

  • Psychologists Find Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

    Researchers at Texas A&M and the University of Tennessee examined almost 50 years of data and found that changing your facial expression can alter the emotions you feel.   Smiling really can make people feel happier, according to a paper for Psychological Bulletin. The paper, coauthored by researcher Heather Lench at Texas A&M University and […]