Graduate Student Krista Wahlstrom Receives National Research Service Award
February 21, 2019The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Krista Wahlstrom has been awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NIMH...
UI researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children
January 17, 2019
Cathleen Moore elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologists
November 27, 2018The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is pleased to report that Cathleen Moore was recently elected a Fellow of the Society of Experimental...
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.
Study Finds That a Surprise Stimulus Helps People Stop an Action
Imagine reaching to pet your cat, and it hisses at you. How does your brain take stock of the sound and communicate with your body to pull back your hand?
Pigeons Can Discriminate Both Space and Time
New research at the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time—and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so.
Leela Sathyaputri | BA 2018, Psychology
Leela Sathyaputri, who hails from Iowa City, won the competition to be the student speaker at the December 2018 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Commencement ceremony.