Contact details for the Department at this time

The Department of Psychology remains dedicated to supporting the campus population. We are actively practicing social distancing, which means we remain open, but we are limiting the in-person operating hours in the Psychology main office. We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8 am - 2 pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 am - 4 pm. If you need to contact the Department, please do so between these hours via phone at 828-262-2272. (Updated 9/7/20)

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Welcome to the Appalachian State University Dr. Wiley F. Smith Department of Psychology. The University is a member institution of the seventeen-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 19,000 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 1000 undergraduate majors and 80 full-time graduate students in the the clinical psychology (Psy.D.) doctoral program and three master's degree programs including Experimental, 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.


Experimental Master's students Hunter Norris & Cassandra Smith present at SJDM

Second year experimental student, Hunter Norris, and experimental alumni Casey Smith ('19) presented their research on anchoring biases and wishful th...

Dr. Pam Kidder-Ashley at International Bullying Prevention Conference

Dr. Pam Kidder-Ashley presented her research at the International Bullying Prevention Conference in Chicago, in poster sessions on November 7 and...

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...