Psychology & Counseling

Amy Hayes, Ph.D.

Amy Hayes, Ph.D.

Title: Interim Chair, Psychology and Counseling, Associate Professor of Psychology
Department: Psychology & Counseling
Building: BEP 252
Phone: 903.565.5753


  • Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A. University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A. 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

Dr. Hayes is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. 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.

Professional and Research Interests:

Generally, I am interested in the development of social stereotyping and prejudice, specifically as it relates to attitudes about gender and race. My research focuses on how the development of stereotypes affects educational and occupational outcomes (e.g., occupational goals, academic interests, school performance, career development) throughout the lifespan for disadvantaged groups and underrepresented minorities.

Curriculum Vitae