Adriel Boals, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., North Carolina State University. Executive functioning and emotion; trauma memory and health; stress and memory.
Bert Hayslip Jr.,Regents Professor and Program Director; Ph.D., University of Akron. Psychology of aging/life span development; death and dying; hospice care; gerontological counseling.
Linda L. Marshall, Professor; Ph.D., Boston University. Social psychology; personal relationships; stress; womenís health and other womenís issues.
Craig Neumann, Professor; Ph.D., University of Kansas. Personality disorders; structural equation modeling.
Camilo Ruggero, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Miami. Bipolar disorder; quantitative analyses.
John Ruiz, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Utah. Social and physiological psychology; health psychology; cardiovascular illness.
Rex Wright, Professor; Ph.D., University of Kansas. Determinants and cardiovascular consequences of effort.
The Experimental Psychology program at the University of North Texas immerses you in scientific inquiry to prepare you for a prominent role as a researcher at a university or as a research consultant in a counseling center, hospital, mental health center, medical school or rehabilitation services agency.
We offer course work leading to a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology. While pursuing your degree, you gain competence in research through course work, individual work with a faculty member, vertical research teams led by a faculty member, and informal research experiences.
Our program provides specialized training in human research while staying flexible to allow development in individual interests. For example, you may focus on cognitive neuroscience or developmental psychology, conduct research into memory and cognition, investigate stress and its physiological consequences, or study the link between brain activity and behaviors.
You can concentrate on varied topics such as:
Our faculty members actively research such topics as stress and aspects of human functioning, human development and aging, psychopathology, and cardiovascular functioning and stress. The program offers many teaching opportunities and support for professional development, and it maximizes training for research.
The psychology department houses neuropsychology, psychophysiology and computer-based behavior laboratories. You may participate in investigation from the beginning of your training in UNTís laboratories and interdisciplinary research centers.
The Center for Psychosocial Health Research performs research on maintaining a wellness focus while battling a chronic illness. This builds a foundation for the future development of psychosocial and behavioral interventions that encourage health-related behavioral change.
The Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence provides sport psychology services and consultants to six UNT sport teams and more than 125 athletes as well as coaches and sports medicine staff.
The UNT Psychology Clinic provides professional services and referrals to clients and training to graduate students. It includes psychotherapy rooms, rooms for research, and rooms with one-way mirrors for live observation of individual and group sessions. Extensive videotaping capabilities are available for use in supervision and training.
You need to meet the minimum requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and the departmentís specific requirements. For graduate school requirements and possible exceptions, visit gradschool.unt.edu.
You are required to submit GRE scores and college transcripts. Undergraduates who plan to apply for graduate training should arrange to take the GRE during their senior year. Specific admissions criteria are listed at www.psychology.unt.edu.
Admission to this program is not determined by any one criterion or quantitative measure of achievement but by a committee decision. Meeting minimum criteria does not guarantee admission.
This degree program requires a minimum of 90 semester hours beyond the bachelorís degree that includes:
Financial support for doctoral students is often provided through teaching and research assistantships, teaching fellowships, and scholarships.
Doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for a university fellowship, which could award up to $16,000 each year for three years and qualifies students to receive additional financial aid from teaching or research assistantships in their departments.