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Unique experiences make graduating Cocky's time as mascot worth it

When Tramont Miles first read the email, he thought someone was pulling an April Fools' prank on him. It was April 1, 2022 and the email was telling him he was selected for one of the most undercover jobs at South Carolina.

Researcher hopes to improve access to emerging therapies for autism

Prevalence of autism among children is rising, but access to new, evidence-based interventions is often spotty at best, an obstacle that one University of South Carolina clinician hopes to improve through her research.

Alumni Spotlight: David Foust

After earning his psychology degree at the University of South Carolina, David Foust took his career in an unexpected direction: Public safety.

AI and data science: The new frontier of autism research

Analyzing large datasets of heart rhythms and brain wave activity with AI and machine learning, a team of University of South Carolina professors is making progress toward better understanding of autism spectrum disorder and identification of ASD diagnostic biomarkers.

Tracking our aging brains

Our brains, like the rest of our bodies, change with age. But how do we know the difference between the normal aging process and the onset of serious cognitive issues?

Birth & Beyond

When it comes to understanding the challenges related to pregnancy, birth and early childhood, USC’s researchers deliver answers.

UofSC to support schools in responding to the child and adolescent mental health crisis

Schools throughout South Carolina now have a new way to prepare teachers and other staff to support student mental health.

The riddle of autism

New center takes a multifaceted research approach to neuro­developmental disorders.

Psychology alumna recognized for advancing field with life-changing work

BJ Casey is a psychologist who has dedicated decades to the study of cognitive neuroscience, a field she shaped and influenced alongside her mentors who founded the field. Now she is committed to giving back to society and mentoring the next generation.

UofSC researchers work toward earlier autism diagnoses

Impressive autism research from the University of South Carolina psychology department may lead to earlier diagnoses in young children.

33rd Annual Multicultural Symposium

Join us as we welcome Dr. Ivory Toldson for his talk on Friday, April 7th, 2017 from 1:30 - 2:30pm.

Celebrating The Career Contributions of Abe Wandersman

In recognition & appreciation of 39 years of scholarship, service & teaching, the Psychology Department is hosting a colloquium featuring Dr. Wandersman on Friday, March 31st at 3pm in Sloan College Rm.112.

Nicole White was awarded an SREB Scholarship!

Congratulations to Nicole White for her receipt of a Fellowship from the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program!

Dr. Jane Roberts and colleagues land a new 5 year grant

Congratulations to Dr. Jane Roberts, Dr. Amanda Fairchild and Dr. Kimberly Hills on their NIH funded 5 year project "Emergence, Stability and Predictors of Anxiety in Fragile X Syndrome" worth $ 3.2 million dollars.

National Institute for Justice Awards $4.1 Million Grant to the SMHT

Professor Mark Weist and colleagues from the University of South Carolina (USC) Department of Psychology School Mental Health Team Approved for a $4.1 Million dollar research grant by the National Institute for Justice

PCORI Grant Awarded to The School Mental Health Team Led by Dr. Mark Weist

University of South Carolina (USC) Department of Psychology School Mental Health Team Approved for a $247,168 Engagement Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

5 year NIH Grant awarded to Dr. Jane Roberts & colleagues!

Dr. Jane Roberts & team awarded 5-year grant to study Fragile-X Syndrome!

Chris Rorden & Julius Fridriksson landed a 5 year Center grant!

Congratulations to Chris Rorden, Julius Fridriksson and their team on landing an NIH Center grant!

Congratulations to Multiple-PI's Charlie Mactutus and Rose Booze!

NIH grant awarded to a great team of researchers

Congratulations to Dr. Kate Flory!

Provost's Social Sciences Grant Award

SPARC Graduate Research Grant Recipients

SPARC Graduate Research Grant recipients announced!

Magellan Scholar Program Award Recipients

Congratulations to the Psychology Department's most recent Magellan Scholar Program Award recipients!

Congratulations to the School Psychology Program!

The Psychology Department is very proud of our School Psychology Program, which just received a ranking of 3rd best School Psychology Program by This ranking reflects the outstanding scholarship, teaching, mentoring and community outreach by program members.

Congratulations to Dr. Shauna Cooper!

Dr. Shauna Cooper, associate professor of psychology, was named as a McCausland Fellow in recognition for her research and imaginative teaching. She is conducting a longitudinal study of African-American fathers' parenting practices and the impact they have on adolescent adjustment, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Congratulations to Dr. Charles Mactutus!

Professor Mactutus' latest project has received NICHD/NIH funding!


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