Psychology & Counseling

Amy Hayes, Ph.D.

Amy Hayes, Ph.D.

Title: Chair, Psychology and Counseling, Associate Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology & Counseling
Building: HPR 227
Phone: 903.565.5753


  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A., Psychology and Sociology, Washington and Lee University


Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 2331- Research Methods
  • PSYC 2354- Psychological Statistics
  • PSYC 4353- Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 4381- Honors in Psychology I
  • PSYC 4382- Honors in Psychology II
  • PSYC 5320- Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • PSYC 5340- Advanced Psychological Statistics and Design
  • PSYC 6320- Advanced Study in Human Development
  • PSYC 6340- Advanced Psychological Statistics

Dr. Hayes is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. She studies the gender-differentiated pathways of occupational values, interests, and achievement throughout the lifespan. Her recent work has focused on the effects of seeing and learning about gender-segregated occupations on children’s occupational interests, the effects of gender-typed toys on children’s spatial play, and the factors that affect self-efficacy among college women in STEM classes. 

Dr. Hayes is the 2019 recipient of the University of Texas System Board of Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award, and a Fellow of the University of Texas at Tyler Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Curriculum Vitae