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UH Department of Psychology Milestones:

  • 1930s — Department of Psychology was created in the College of Social Sciences
  • 1937 — First B.S. Degree awarded
  • 1939 — Department chartered
  • 1942 — First Master of Arts Degree awarded
  • 1952 — Personnel Psychology Services Center & Interviewing Institute founded by John MacNaughton and Testing Institute founded by Ron Wilson, both of the I/O program.
  • 1953 — First Ph.D. awarded
  • 1953 — Dr. Richard I. Evans taught KUHT-TV’s first credit course on Channel 8- Psychology 231
  • 1959 — Clinical Psychology Program accredited by the APA
  • 1972 — UH Administration committed 10 new faculty positions to the Psychology Department development to be filled over a five year period.
  • 1983 — Rated Most Improved Psychology Department by the National Research Council
  • 1986 — Psychology Research and Services Center (PRSC) founded
  • 1989 — Moved from SR1 to Heyne Building
  • 1990 — I/O faculty placed second in research publications during the 80s in the most prestigious journal in the field, according to The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP).
  • 2008 — The Psychology degree programs were ranked 7th in the nation for producing minority graduates by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
  • 2011 — Texas Consortium on High-Risk Children was founded
  • 2013 — The HBSB I was completed; it houses Clinical Child Psychology, Neuroscience and Human Genetics, and a University research center, TIMES
  • 2014 — Department’s 75th Anniversary; Forming the first Psychology Advisory Council
  • 2014 — A cross-disciplinary team of researchers in the department formed Texas Research on Addiction Consortium (TRAC)
  • 2016 — A university-based research and specialty treatment clinic- Center for Stress, Trauma, Anxiety Research & Treatment (START) was created
  • 2017 — The second Health & Biomedical Sciences Building will be completed