Department of Psychology

We are committed to the pursuit of innovative scientific inquiry that addresses important societal issues. Our program’s aim is to help advance the field of psychology through thoughtful intellectual leadership built on the foundation of careful empirical research efforts that have implications for helping to improve the human condition.

B.A. in Psychology

Psychology involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Because of this psychology is relevant to many other areas of study both inside and outside of the social and behavioral sciences. More about the B.A. in Psychology

M.A. in Psychology

The USFSP Master of Arts in Psychology provides study of biological, social, developmental and cognitive bases of health and human behavior, with concentrated emphasis on how adjustment in these realms serves as the platform for later health and chronic disease outcomes. More about the M.A. in Psychology

Infant-Family Mental Health Graduate Certificate

The fully online Infant-Family Mental Health (IFMH) graduate certificate program provides broad coverage of theoretical/conceptual and applied issues necessary for understanding infant-parent relationships and infant and toddler social and emotional development. More about the IFMH Graduate Certificate

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Psychology News & Events

The Science of Parenting

On March 24, 2016 the Psychology department, in collaboration with PSO, GASP, and the Juvenile Welfare Board, will host a one-day conference on the Science of Parenting. Talks from internationally renowned scientists will cover topics including the parent brain, stress exposure, relationship quality, coparenting, autonomy, and more. CE hours will be provided for FL LCSW, […]

TEDx Tampa Bay

Dr. Tiffany Chenneville is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a Joint Appointment in the USF Department of Pediatrics where she is affiliated with the Pediatric and Adolescent HIV Program. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. Dr. Chenneville’s research is in the area of pediatric/adolescent HIV with a focus on disease related legal and ethical issues, specifically the decision capacity of children to meaningfully participate in their medical treatment. In addition to her local work, Dr. Chenneville has been working in the areas of HIV and research ethics in India.

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  • Congratulations, Dr. Durand!

    The Department is proud to congratulate our colleague, V. Mark Durand, Ph.D., who was recently honored by being ranked among the top 25 psychology professors in Florida. Dr. Durand was chosen by because of his national and international expertise in autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Durand teaches popular undergraduate courses at USF St. Petersburg in Abnormal Psychology, Motivation, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. To read more about this honor, click here.