Advancing the Science of Psychology from Infancy to Old Age
Healthy Minds, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives
Everything we do in Psychology is relevant to promoting health – understanding the basic circuitry of the mind and brain, promoting successful development and aging, and exploring the social, cultural and environmental factors that influence behavior. Our faculty and students are creating innovative solutions to important problems that range from depression, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease to social problems like stereotyping, cultural bias, and family violence. By partnering with the community, we’re finding new ways to promote healthy lifestyles among people of all ages.
It’s an exciting time for the Psychology Department, with new world-class researchers joining our faculty this year, new state-of-the art research facilities being built, and a new Bachelor of Science major in Psychological Science – it’s not a surprise that we’re one of the top-ranked psychology departments in the country.
It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UA Psychology and introduce to the people, places, and events that are the life of our department. For the latest updates and news, check out our department newsletter or our facebook page.
Lee Ryan, Professor and Head
May 24, 2017
Bouldering Envisioned as New Treatment for Depression
UA researcher Eva-Maria Stelzer was involved in a study finding that bouldering can help people avoid a mental avalanche in life. The study provides evidence that a bouldering psychotherapy can be effective for reducing symptoms ofRead More
May 8, 2017
Narrative Journaling May Help Heart's Health Post-Divorce
Journaling after divorce could improve your cardiovascular health — but only if you do it in a way that tells a story, new University of Arizona research suggests. The findings, to be published in the journal PsychosomaticRead More