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

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January 13, 2017

Mary-Frances O'Connor Receives American Psychosomatic Society 75th Anniversary Award

Our warmest congratulations to Mary-Frances O’Connor, who is the recipient of an American Psychosomatic Society  75th Anniversary Award.  For this special one-time anniversary award, Mary-Frances was recognized for her

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December 14, 2016

Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity

Research by MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to complex tasks like playing a musical instrument. UA running expert David Raichlen, an associate professor of anthropology,

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