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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November 28, 2016

John Allen Wins Humboldt Research Award

Congratulations to John Allen on receiving the prestigious Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. “The award is granted in recognition of a researcher whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or

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November 1, 2016

Study Links Athletic Performance to Mortality

UA doctoral students Colin Zestcott and Uri Lifshin conducted two studies showing that athletes are subconsciously motivated by reminders of death. It's not the locker room pep talk you'd expect, but new research from the

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