College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Professor Ryan LaLumiere named 2022-2023 Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor
May 10, 2023Professor Ryan LaLumiere was recently awarded the 2022-2023 Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award. The award carries with it a stipend of $2,500 and a...
Professor Ryan LaLumiere named 2023-2025 CLAS Collegiate Scholar
May 02, 2023Professor Ryan LaLumiere was recently named a 2023-2025 Collegiate Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The award is for two consecutive fiscal years...
Professor Jan Wessel awarded Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award
April 27, 2023Professor Jan Wessel was one of four University of Iowa faculty members selected as a recipient of the Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award for 2023. This is the...
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.
PBS faculty provide psychosis intervention services to UI students, community through research project
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences assistant professors Amanda McCleery and Bengi Baran, trained respectively in clinical psychology and neuroscience, have launched a program to help anyone in the University of Iowa community experiencing negative mental health symptoms.View Article
University of Iowa researchers confirm stress link in the brain
In a new study, researchers from the University of Iowa's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences confirmed a neural circuit linking two separate regions in the brain governs how animals, including humans, react to a stressful situation.View Article
Learning to decode the brain
Growing up in Puerto Rico, Héctor Sánchez Meléndez made up his mind to study the brain and go to medical school. But as a neuroscience major at the University of Iowa, he has discovered a passion for research. Now, he wants to establish a lab back home.View Article
Iowa researchers confirm brain region’s role in mind-body communication
Research findings could advance treatment for Parkinson’s disease.View Article
Iowa Research Shows the Importance of Giving Your Brain a Workout
Exercise maintains key brain connections that could lower the risk of Alzheimer’s as we age.View Article