Insight: The Newsletter of the Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology


Living Healthier Lives

As a scholar and volunteer, PhD candidate Shane Bierma is helping the LGBT+ community live better and healthier lives.

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Shane Bierma

Sensitive and Scary Research

Caitlin Clevenger, a doctoral student in clinical psychology, researches the relationship between suicide, intimate partner violence, and substance abuse.

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jacqueline adams

A Motivating Factor

Jacqueline Adams (’17) recently received a Fulbright Award for her research on smart meter technology adoption in Budapest, Hungary.

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Jacqueline Adams
Deb Welsh

Insight from the Head

Deb Welsh provides a few highlights from a recent self-study of all aspects of the department.

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Jeff Larson

Mixed Emotions

Jeff Larson has been trying to discover if it is possible to feel happy and sad at the same time.

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Kristina Gordon

Growing Healthy Relationships

Kristina Gordon developed the Knoxville Marriage Initiative to provide relationship education to the community.

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Ralph Lydic

Examining Buprenorphine

A recent study by Professors Lydic and Baghdoyan examines the link between breathing problems and a drug used to treat opioid addiction.

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Helen Baghdoyan

Treating Opioid Addiction

Helen Baghdoyan discusses treating opioid addiction to a national audience on NPR’s Academic Minute.

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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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