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Welcome to the Department
of Psychology

Unlock the mysteries of the human mind and behavior by employing the scientific method and advanced technology to explore a range of psychology disciplines and applications. From cognitive to social to developmental to clinical to behavioral neural science, each of our faculty members pursue research interests that provide you with high-impact, hands-on learning opportunities.

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

Student Research

Student Research

Experiencing psychology in action, rather than just listening to lectures, develops a deeper passion and understanding for psychology. For that reason, psychology students at SFA learn by working on research projects with faculty members in well-equipped laboratories.


Faculty Research

Faculty Research

Our psychology faculty members have diverse research interests, from emotions and self-control to attention, leadership and eating disorders. Undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by getting involved in faculty research projects.


Participate in Research

You will have the opportunity to conduct research and assist in our faculty members’ research. All psychology undergraduates develop a research proposal, and some publish their research and present at conferences. 

Meet Our Students

  • Travis Fleener

    Travis Fleener

    “Having the opportunity to really get into the nuts and bolts of psychology has been exhilarating. I've had the chance to learn hands-on from the very start.”

  • Andrea Bancroft

    Andrea Bancroft

    “Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, has connected me to others with similar interests and goals, gotten me more involved in the community via volunteer work and provided funding and support to help me attend a research conference.”

  • Paige Abbott

    Paige Abbott

    “Getting involved in research has been my most rewarding experience at SFA. Not only has it been fulfilling to attend conferences and present my own work, but the relationships I’ve strengthened with my professors are invaluable.”

want to contact the department of psychology?



    McKibben Education Building
    Room 215

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 13046, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, Texas 75962