Insight: The Newsletter of the Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology


A Collaborative Endeavor

Alex Grizzell sees the move to the new Ken and Blaire Mossman Building as another opportunity to build collaborations in the department.

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Alex Grizzell with a mouse

Insight from the Head

Deb Welsh shares news about the Mossman building dedication and new opportunities for students, upcoming alumni events, and more.

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Deb Welsh
Annie Loewen

Understanding How Stress Affects the Brain

Annie Loewen, an undergraduate student in Matt Cooper’s research lab, studies how stress contributes to several psychiatric conditions.

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Brittany Coppinger

Social Groups and Communication Complexity

Brittany Coppinger, a doctoral student in Todd Freeberg’s lab, recently wrapped up a two-year data collection project on the social complexity of tufted titmice.

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Kalynn Schulz with students in lab

Influences on Sex-Specific Brain and Behavioral Outcomes

Kalynn Schulz works to understand how steroid hormones shape the developing nervous system during sensitive periods of development.

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students in a pab

Effects of Stress on Overall Well-Being

Debora Baldwin studies the phenomenon of stress on physiological systems and psychological resources to understand its effects on overall well-being.

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Invest in the Psychology Department

We are grateful for the generous support of alumni and friends. Your support helps us accomplish great things. Your support:

  • allows graduate students to attend and present their research at national conferences, which plays a critical role in advancing their academic and professional careers.
  • provides stipends to undergraduate psychology majors who dream of studying abroad, but lack the financial means to do so.
  • helps recruit and retain a strong faculty toward our journey to become a Top 25 public research institution.

Please consider investing in the success of the faculty, students, and programs of the Department of Psychology. Contribute now.

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
Austin Peay Building
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0184
P: (865) 974-3328


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