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****The GRE will not be required for applicants for Fall 2022 admissions to the Department of Psychology graduate programs****

We Value Diversity and Inclusion

The Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma is committed to diversity and inclusion in our pursuit of excellence in research and teaching. True excellence in research and teaching can only be achieved in environments that affirm the dignity and inherent worth of all individuals.

Psychology as a discipline firmly recognizes the importance of individual differences. We value and seek to better understand individual differences, including but not limited to those related to race, ethnicity, skin color, national origin, religious and spiritual beliefs, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical and mental abilities, size and appearance, as well as veteran and socio-economic status. While we value free expression and the critical examination of ideas, we must also be committed to creating an environment of trust, mutual respect, and compassion. We have a shared responsibility to continually foster an environment that supports and benefits all, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral trainees, staff, and faculty.

It is important that we all recognize and continually remind ourselves that feelings of alienation, marginalization, powerlessness, and loneliness are detrimental to both physical and mental health. It is therefore incumbent upon the Department of Psychology at the University of Oklahoma that we foster an environment where all individuals feel welcome, valued, competent, and empowered.

Faculty Update
Shane Connelly

Congratulations to Dr. Shane Connelly on being name the Director of the Institute for Society and Community Transformation at OU. Way to go Dr. Connelly!

"Shane Connelly, a professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the inaugural director of the Institute for Society and Community Transformation. The appointment is effective Oct. 1. The new institute represents one of four Centers of Excellence aligned with the strategic verticals described in pillar 5 of the Lead On, University strategic plan that directs OU research efforts toward solving significant real-world challenges."

Faculty Update
Adrienne Carter-Sowell

The Department of Psychology is excited to welcome Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell to our department. 

Dr. Adrienne Carter-Sowell is the Director of the First Year Experience course: Gateway to belonging at OU and is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology in both the Social and Industrial-Organizational Programs. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University and her B.A. at the University of Virgina. 

Staff Update
Emma Cockrell

The Department of Psychology is happy to introduce our newest academic advisor, Emma Cockrell! 

Emma Cockrell is originally from Houston and graduated from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2019. She and her partner, Hannah, moved to Norman right after graduating to pursue Emma's master's degree in adult and higher education. This May, she graduated from the adult and higher education program. In November of 2019, Emma added a new puppy, Obi-Wan, to her family and they are happy to have made Norman their home. 

Grant Awarded
Lara Mayeux

Congratulations to (from left) Cassandra Shivers-Williams (The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies), Daphne LaDue (Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms University of Oklahoma), and Psychology's own Lara Mayeux on their $100,316.00 Doc-NOA funded grant titled "Examining Regional Differences in Attitudes and Tendencies for Protective Action Decisions”. Congratulations everyone!

Grant Awarded
Adam Feltz

Congratulations to (from left) Thomas Neeson (Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability), Psychology's own Adam Feltz, and Caryn Vaughn (Department of Biology) on their $1,596,980.00 NSF funded grant titled "DISES: Conservation incentives and the socio-spatial dynamics of water sustainability”. Congratulations everyone!

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Summer 2021

Ryan McAdoo, Chuck Gettys Award

The Department of Psychology 2021 Summer Newsletter was sent out to alumni in late summer 2021. You can view all of our past newsletters here.


Staff Update
Jen DuBois

Congratulations to the Department of Psychology's lead undergraduate advisor Jen DuBois for being awarded the 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Outstanding Academic Advising Award!

Faculty Retirement
Robert Terry

Ryan McAdoo, Chuck Gettys Award

Professor of Quantitative Psychology, Robert Terry, retired in early 2021 and has been named a Professor Emeritus by the department.  Congratulations, Robert!

Faculty Update
Jenel Cavazos

Dr. Adam Feltz, Professor of Psychology

Dr. Jenel Cavazos was selected to chair the American Psychological Association’s Society for Teaching Psychology’s Task Force for Resources for “Pivot Teaching”: This task force will gather, solicit, and publicize resources for “pivot teaching” – e.g., changing modalities mid-semester, accommodating individual students whose situation has changed, integrating more flexibility into courses generally. 

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