Department of Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of animal and human behavior. It includes the study of human development, thinking and reasoning, memory, social relations, brain and neural mechanisms, abnormal behavior and much more. The undergraduate psychology major at The University of Alabama is designed to provide you a broad background in psychology that will prepare you for the opportunity to specialize in an area of particular interest to you in Graduate School (if that is your plan). In addition to obtaining your general liberal arts degree, learning about the content and methods of psychology (e.g., research methods, statistics) can help prepare an undergraduate for careers in disciplines other than psychology. Therefore, it is important for you to focus on learning skills at least as much as learning content. Some practical skills available for you to learn as a psychology major include critical thinking, writing reports, conducting and evaluating research projects, interpreting data analysis, and applying psychological principles to everyday life.

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The department of psychology offers an undergraduate major culminating in both a bachelor of arts (BA) degree and bachelor of science (BS) degree. The department also offers a minor in psychology.


Chair and Professor
  • Conners, Frances
Professor and Director of Center for Mental Health and Aging
  • Parmelee, Patricia
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
  • Merrill, Ed
Saxon Professor
  • Lochman, John E.
  • Allen, Rebecca
  • Brodsky, Stanley L.
  • Lichstein, Kenneth L.
  • Salekin, Randall
  • Scogin, Forrest R., Jr.
  • Thorn, Beverly
  • Ward, Thomas B.
Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology
  • Crowther, Martha R.
Associate Professor and Director of Experimental Psychology
  • Gable, Philip
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • McDonald, Kristina
Associate Professors
  • Kim, Giyeon
  • Black, Sheila
  • Hamilton, James C.
  • Parker, Jeffrey
  • Roskos, Beverly
  • Salekin, Karen
  • Snow, Lynn A.
Assistant Professor and Director of the Psychological Clinic
  • Shealy, R. Clayton
Assistant Professors
  • McDonough, Ian
  • Cox, Jennifer
  • Kim, Minjung
  • Dautovich, Natalie
  • Gilpin, Ansley Tullos
  • Glenn, Andrea
  • Hart, William
  • Jarrett, Matthew
  • Kim, Giyeon
  • Ryan, Sarah
  • Tomeny, Ted
  • Tullett, Alexa
Assistant Clinical Teaching Professors
  • Cummings, Craig
  • Allen, Jessica
  • Souza, Andre L.


Intro To Psychology

Basic principles of psychology.

Honors Intro Psychology

Honors section of PY 101.

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