We would like to recognize those who have supported our department by investing in our students, faculty, and innovative research. Thank you for participating in our vision for healthy minds, healthy brains, and healthy lives!
Richard and Joyce Cox (Alzheimer's Research)
Learning to handle jealousy can be especially beneficial because it’s so easy for a partner, intentionally or not, to induce the feeling in us. Just how easy? A virtual-reality experiment conducted at the University of Arizona offers some insights.
A study by Assistant Professor Mary-Frances O'Connor, Graduate Student Austin Grinberg and Jesus Serrano Careaga (BS Psychology) is featured in the November issue of Psychology Today!
Gary Schwartz, director of the laboratory for advances in consciousness and health, has been looking into the existence of ghosts for 18 years.
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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 University of Arizona suggests that athletes might perform better when reminded of something a bit grim: their impending death.
Congratulations to Ariana Stickel, who was just given the Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor award by UBRP - Undergraduate Biology Research Program.
March 1, 2016
How Technology is Changing the Face of Aging
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Advisors in other departments can declare the minor, but please send students to the Psyc Advising team for advising.
Minors can come to walk in advising. The walk in schedule is posted at www.psychology.arizona.edu/advising
The Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona is strongly committed to supporting diversity in all areas including but not limited to age, socioeconomic background, race/ethnicity, culture, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, disabilities, and the intersection of multiple underserved identities. We strive to foster a respectful and affirming climate in which all students, staff, and faculty are valued and feel inspired to achieve their full potential.
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 index, or BMI, can negatively impact cognitive functioning in older adults.
How? They say inflammation is to blame.