Welcome

Welcome to the Appalachian State University Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. The University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Boone is located in the beautiful western mountains of North Carolina. With mild summers and winter skiing, the area is quite attractive to visitors with interest in outdoor activities.

The University has over 18,000 students and has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top 15 universities among southern public and private institutions since 1986. The Department has 36 full-time doctoral-level faculty members, approximately 900 undergraduate majors and 80 full-time graduate students in four master's degree programs including Experimental, Clinical, Industrial Organizational/Human Resource Management, and School Psychology, the latter also provides a specialist degree in addition to the MA. The Department provides a clinic for training, research, and service to the community. The faculty are dedicated to the mentoring of students and to offering opportunities for experiential learning.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology is to engage in teaching, scholarship, and service, in order to promote and advance understanding of the science of psychology, its application, and its utility to our students, fellow scholars, the University, and the public.

News

Dr. Amy Galloway leading Summer 2020 study abroad in Croatia

Drs. Amy Galloway (PSY) and Mark Powell (ENG) have been selected to lead a study abroad experience to Croatia in Summer 2020. They will offer courses ...

Dr. Bazzini's Research Lab Presents at SSSP

Sidney Murray (2nd year Experimental Grad student), Micalee Segers (1st year Experimental Grad student), and Jontae McRae (Senior Psychology Major) tr...

IOHRM students take 2nd place at RCIO

IOHRM graduate students Lindsey Wuerfel (Class of 2020) and Kari Scholten (Class of 2021) took 2nd Place for Best Poster at the River Cities I-O Psych...

Dr. Lindsay Masland delivers two keynote addresses

Dr. Lindsay Masland was invited to give the opening keynote for the annual Eastern Teaching of Psychology (ETOP) Conference, which was held in Staunto...

Arina Cotuna presents PS-3 at APA

Third year Clinical graduate student, Arina Cotuna, was selected as a finalist for the first annual American Psychological Association Convention’s ...

IOHRM Students deliver training to campus staff

Hannah Costello and and Maira Compagnone delivered a training to the staff in the college of business this past Tuesday, April 23rd, with Dr. Shawn Be...

Psychology graduate applies degree to help youth through the Peace Corps

Andrés Rosa ’19, a recent psychology undergraduate is serving in the Peace Corps, applying what he learned and experienced at Appalachian to build ...