Advancing the Science of Psychology from Infancy to Old Age

Dr. Dave Sbarra receives the 2018-19 Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

sbarra_dave_151029-7513.jpgDr. Dave Sbarra was one of two winners of the 2018-19 Graduate College Teaching and Mentoring Awards. Dr. Sbarra's nomination packet - created by his colleagues and students - demonstrated his outstanding commitment to effective, engaged and superlative teaching and mentoring of his students. This is a very prestigious award at the University of Arizona and one that is clearly well-deserved by Dr. Sbarra. Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Sbarra! 

Welcome to UA Psychology!

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

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February 13, 2019

Could your smartphone be affecting your relationship?

TUCSON- All relationships are different, but a recent study looked at how your smartphone is affecting your relationship. “In a large study of over 3000 people of Pew Research Center investigation of people who use smartphones 82

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January 17, 2019

Having a Partner Present – or in Mind – May Keep Blood Pressure Down

When faced with a stressful situation, thinking about your romantic partner may help keep your blood pressure under control just as effectively as actually having your significant other in the room with you, according to a new study by

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