Insight: The E-Newsletter of the Department of Psychology

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Insight from the Head

This is the first issue of InSight using our new format.  Rather than giving an annual global overview of the entire department, each issue will highlight different areas of the department and tell fewer stories in more depth. A regular feature of each issue will also include a message from me sharing with you special insights on the department and its progress toward the Top 25!

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Fall Break

Featured Stories

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Valisia LeKae Takes Psychology to Broadway
Actress Valisia LeKae uses her UT degree in psychology to understand her characters. It’s clearly working: She recently earned a Tony nomination.

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Research and Practice: Serving At-Risk Youth in the Knoxville Community
Peer relationships are problematic for both bullies and bullied. Good social skills can go a long way to improving interactions for all involved.

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Awards Day Recognizes Top Undergraduates
Graduates Matthew Singh and Autumn Manning receive highest honors.

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Become Part of Our Story!

Have a story idea for a future issue of InSight? Want to share your thoughts or memories about one of our feature stories? E-mail us at and your story may be featured!

Invest in the Psychology Department

We are grateful for the generous support of alumni and friends. As you read in the Insight from the Head article, the Department of Psychology is currently facing a substantial and unexpected loss of over $180,000 annually for funds to support graduate student assistantships. This funding has been instrumental in our ability to be competitive with peer institutions in recruiting outstanding graduate students to our doctoral programs. We ask for your support in helping us meet the challenge of replacing these lost funds. Any support you can provide to the Psychology Enrichment Fund is always greatly appreciated, but is especially needed now.

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

Contact Us

Department of Psychology
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University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-0184
P: (865) 974-3328
F: (865) 974-9530

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