Insight: The E-Newsletter of the Department of Psychology

View as web page

Department of Psychology


Another Banner Year for Psychology

The faculty and students in psychology crossed the finish line of the 2015 academic year with many awards and honors— demonstrating again that our department is very competitive in the local and national arena.
Find out more
Fall Break

Featured Stories

Assistant Professor Patrick Grzanka
Informing Perspective
Patrick Grzanka's media commentary brings research and professional perspective to the conversation about Tennessee's new controversial counseling bill.
Find out more
Neuroscientists Helen A. Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic are determined to eliminate the unwanted post-op side effects caused by anesthetics
Aiming for a Pleasant Recovery
Superstar sleep researchers, Helen Baghdoyan and Ralph Lydic, are studying the similar traits of a sleeping brain and an anesthetized brain with the goal of accelerating the development of anesthetics without side effects.
Find out more
A Necessary Alliance
Vladimir Dinets has discovered a Middle Eastern peace pact forged between two natural enemies, hyenas and wolves, who are dependent on one another for survival.
Find out more
Garriy Shteynberg, assistant professor of psychology
Are Emotions Contagious?
It's commonly known that emotions can spread from person to person. Garriy Shteynberg's research aims to uncover the physiological mechanisms behind "emotional contagion."
Find out more

Investing for High Yield

Few investment opportunities in the market today can promise the return-on- investment offered by our department.  Investments in our students and faculty foster discovery, teaching, and learning and extend opportunities for generations to come.

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
F: (865) 974-9530

Big Orange. Big Ideas.

The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.