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Study Abroad Experience

Welcome Back! Department of Psychology Guatemala Study Abroad Group

The Guatemala program was focused on health around the world. Students had the opportunity to volunteer in a health clinic, participate in one-on-one Spanish lessons, and lived with a host family. This program is structured to support students interested in Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Biology, Foreign Language, Social Work, and Public Health.

For more information please contact Morgan State University Study abroad office (Ms. Gray - 443-885-4714).

Important Dates

Dr. Mae P. Claytor, the 2nd Departmental Chair who received her Ed.D. in educational psychology from New York University in 1948, was responsible for incorporating statistics, research methods, and requiring an undergraduate research thesis as partial fulfillment of a B.S. in psychology. Dr. Mae P. Claytor received the A.B. degree in 1938 from Fisk University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Education. Continuing her education, she received a M.A. degree in Psychology from Howard University in 1942 and her Ed.D. in Education from New York University in 1948. Dr. Claytor's teaching career started with the elementary grades (1932-1942). She then went to Hampton Institute, located in Hampton, Virginia, as a Psychology Teacher and the Director of Educational Clinic (1942-1947). She came to the Psychology Department of Morgan State University in 1947 and remained here until her retirement on June 1, 1978. Dr. Claytor was a noted lecturer and addressed many outstanding organizations and functions. Dr. Claytor was the first black guest speaker for the Patent Office Society in October 1972.

Mae P. Claytor / Martin D. Jenkins Behavioral Science Undergraduate Research Conference - April 23, 2019

Faculty Highlights

Congratulations to Psychology faculty members receiving grants in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Dr. Jocelyn Turner-Musa - Promoting the "Science" in Psychology at a Historically Black University. (

Congratulations to Dr. Amber Hodges for receiving the "University Appreciation Award in recognition for her outstanding accomplishments in Teaching"! Dr. Hodges also recently received a grant from the Lumina Foundation! This is a wonderful way to begin a "HISTORIC" 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Congratulations to Drs. Warren and Chester for having an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Physiology and Behavior. The article is entitled " Effects of Intranasal Oxytocin on Satiety Signaling in People with Schizophrenia".