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 our website!  I invite you to browse these pages for an introduction to the people, places, and events that are the life of our department.  For the latest updates and news, check out our department newsletter.

Lee Ryan, Professor and Head

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October 18, 2016

How Your BMI Might Affect Your Brain

There are plenty of reasons it's important to maintain a healthy weight, and now you can add one more to the list: It may be good for your brain. Researchers from the University of Arizona have found that having a higher body mass

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October 5, 2016

Psychologist Creates Tool for Measuring Memory

With support from a $2.9 million grant, Jamie Edgin is testing the effectiveness of an innovative touchscreen children's memory assessment that started as a homemade project.  Psychologist Jamie Edgin studies human memory

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