Four histories of the department, written by former faculty members, are available:
- A Personal History of the Department of Psychology of The University of Alabama (pdf) by the late Prof. Paul Siegel.
- In Computers, Criminals, an Eccentric Billionaire, and APA: A Brief Autobiography (pdf), Ray Fowler, former department chair (1965-1983) and CEO of the American Psychological Association, emphasizes historical events in which he and the UA psychology department played significant roles.
- “History and Background of the Clinical Program,” by Professor Emeritus Charlie Rickard
- “The Early Days of Experimental Psychology at UA,” by Professor Emeritus Norm Ellis