Welcome to the Appalachian State University 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. 


Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:17pm
Dr. Jim Deni was interviewed by the Public School Forum of North Carolina, for an episode of...
Dr. Kurt Michael's Team Presents on Suicide in the Age of 13 Reasons Why
Friday, February 23, 2018 - 10:33am
In March of 2017, Netflix released the series 13 Reasons Why (13RW). 13RW is an...
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:06pm
Congratulations to Ken Steele for being named an APS Fellow! https://www.psychologicalscience....
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Mission Statement

The mission of the 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.