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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August 3, 2016

Dave Sbarra's New Book Explores Love's Many Layers

David Sbarra self-published the collection of 37 essays, culling from scientific research and Sbarra's personal experiences. University of Arizona psychologist David Sbarra has spent most of his career studying love and

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August 9, 2016

Lauren Nguyen Awarded 2016-17 Theodore H. Koff Scholarship

Congratulations to graduate student Lauren Nguyen who has been awarded the prestigious Theodore H. Koff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding UA graduate students who are pursuing studies in Aging and

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Friday, August 26th
Grad Student Data Blitz

3pm, Modern Languages, Room 311