PBS Alum Appointed to Lead Iowa Prison System
June 05, 2019Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed a woman who’s been working inside the state’s prison system as the new leader of the Iowa Department of Corrections. Beth Skinner...
Graduate Student Jonathan Schacherer Awarded Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award
April 18, 2019The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is delighted to announce that Jonathan Schacherer has been selected to recieve an Outstanding Teaching Assistant...
Professor Bob McMurray Awarded OVPR Scholar of the Year Award for 2019
February 25, 2019The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences is delighted to announce that Professor Bob McMurray has been selected to receive the Scholar of the Year Award...
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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?
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.
New Research Suggests A Single Sweaty Workout May Boost Some People’s Memory
New research suggest that for some older people the brain boosts from exercise can be almost immediate.