Ruthina Malone recipient of the David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award in Service
September 08, 2021Ruthina Malone has been selected this year as one of the two recipients of the David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award in Service to the University of Iowa. This is...
Professor Shaun Vecera named the new director of the UI’s Honors Program
September 08, 2021Professor Shaun Vecera was named the new director of the UI’s Honors Program. As most of us know, Shaun has devoted so much of his energy, passion, and creativity to...
Hana-May Eadeh Receives Trainee Award from Academy of Psychological Clinical Science
July 07, 2021Clinical science graduate student Hana-May Eadeh received a 2021 Student Trainee Award from the Academy of Clinical Psychological Science. Ms. Eadeh will use award...
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.
Krista Wahlstrom Explores Amygdala's Role in Storage of Spatial Memories
Krista Wahlstrom, a doctoral candidate in Psychological and Brain Sciences, seeks to better understand how we remember what we learn.
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.