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Welcome to the University of Tennessee's Department of Psychology

Welcome to the UT Department of Psychology!

The Department of Psychology at The University of Tennessee is committed to enhancing knowledge of psychological principles and practices through scholarship and rigorous research.  In addition, the faculty are committed to promoting the discipline of Psychology through professional service at the national and local levels.  

The Department of Psychology values diversity in all its forms, and is committed to increasing diversity through graduate student admissions as well as through faculty and staff hiring decisions.

Special Note

Please contact Ms. Connie Ogle at for graduate programs application information.


Psychology News

  • Brent Mallinckrodt received the 2013 “Best in Science” award from Division 17 of the American Psychological Association at its annual convention in August. The award acknowledges outstanding career contributions to the field of Counseling Psychology.
  • Lance Laurence received the 2013 Outstanding Psychologist Award from the American Psychological Association Division 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs).
  • Kristi Gordon was elected as the 2015 President of Division 43 APA Society for Family Psychology, and President-Elect for 2014.
  • Gordon Burghardt received a Research Fellowship from the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton for the Spring 2014 semester to pursue his research project titled, “Ritual, Play, and Animals as Formative Factors in Religious Experience and Moral Action” focused on his research on snake handling religious rituals.

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