Texas A&M University-Kingsville


The Department of Psychology and Sociology is committed to the goals of a liberal education emphasizing human growth and intellectual development through an understanding of individual behavior, social interaction and cultural awareness at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The various programs in the department are geared specifically to the professional preparation of social scientists and practitioners in the areas of human ecology and demography, gender and minority relations, families and children, Mexican American culture and Folklore, U.S.-Mexico borderland studies, industrial organization, health and physiology, abnormal and deviant behavior, counseling, psychometrics, gerontology, and criminology.

The department promotes critical analyses and creative approaches surrounding the socioeconomic development of South Texas by investigating issues and providing services impacting the regional Hispanic population. It provides a comprehensive level of quality instruction, research, and community involvement. By doing so it supports the academic, research, and service goals of the College of Arts and Sciences and the mission of the University.

The department of Psychology and Sociology offers undergraduate majors and minors in Criminology, Psychology, Sociology; and minors in Anthropology and Southwest Borderland Studies. The department also offers Master's degrees in Psychology and Sociology, as well as graduate courses in the interdisciplinary supporting area of Gerontology.

Coastal Bend Psychology Conference

November 6 & 7, 2015

Hosted by Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Kingsville, TX 78363


The 1st Annual Coastal Bend Psychology Conference invites proposals from faculty and students. The conference is scheduled for the first weekend in November, beginning Friday afternoon, and continuing through lunch on Saturday and is being hosted this year by Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The conference will have two parts, the first focuses on teaching and the second on student research.

At 1:00 Friday afternoon, we will begin with a keynote address by Dr. Jane Halonen, a recognized expert on critical thinking, assessment and faculty development, followed by sessions on the teaching of psychology. 

Saturday will be devoted to undergraduate and graduate student papers and posters that will conclude with a luncheon and keynote address by Nathan DeWall, co-author of the David Myers introductory psychology textbook, on the topic of self-regulation.

The electronic submission deadline for proposals is Friday, October 16, 2015. 

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