Dr. Darcy Diesburg awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize
July 05, 2022Dr. Darcy Diesburg was recently awarded the 2022 D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize in the Social Sciences in recognition her doctoral dissertation: “...
Voss wins INI Williams-Cannon Fellowship for research
May 13, 2022Professor Voss was recently named as one of two awardees of the INI-Williams-Cannon Fellowship. She will receive $45,000 in research funding. Voss’s research program...
Professor Michelle Voss awarded Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award
May 11, 2022Congratulations to Professor Michelle voss on being selected to receive one of the five inaugural Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards. The award provides funding...
Profiles & Research
The department's commitment to research excellence is matched by a commitment to providing outstanding training in psychology for both undergraduate and graduate students. Please explore the research and student profiles listed below.
UI Study Examines How Children Learn Words
Dr. Bob McMurray's "Growing Words" project looks at how children process words and how it affects learning to read and language throughout life
PBS Researchers Make Unexpected Discovery About Quiet Sleep in Human Infants
The new study sheds light on the coordination that takes place between infants’ brains and bodies as they sleep.
Iowa Psychologist Ed Wasserman Investigates the Origin of Innovation
The study is the latest in Wasserman’s long career investigating the cognitive processes behind animal behavior.
Learning@Iowa Project Aims to Support Student Learning
Dr. Shaun Vecera will lead a P3 funded project to integrate empirically proven learning methods from cognitive science across into classes and student-serving units across campus.
Researchers Studying Long-Term Effects Of COVID-19 In Latino Communities
Miriam Velez-Bermudez, a PhD student in Psychological and Brain Sciences, along with Crystal Garcia in the College of Public Health, examine how COVID-19 has affected the Latino Community.