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 you 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
July 10, 2017
Kids in High-Stress Environments May Develop Unique Skills
Children who grow up in high-stress environments, such as dangerous neighborhoods or financially insecure households, often are described in scientific literature as being at high risk for learning and behavioral deficits. Yet, a newRead More
June 27, 2017
UA Research: Brains Evolved to Need Exercise
Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood. In a new article published in the journalRead More