Advancing the Science of Psychology from Infancy to Old Age

Healthy Minds, Healthy Brains, Healthy Lives

Everything we do in Psychology is relevant to promoting health – understanding the basic circuitry of the mind and brain, promoting successful development and aging, and exploring the social, cultural and environmental factors that influence behavior.  Our faculty and students are creating innovative solutions to important problems that range from depression, Down syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease to social problems like stereotyping, cultural bias, and family violence.  By partnering with the community, we’re finding new ways to promote healthy lifestyles among people of all ages.  

It’s an exciting time for the Psychology Department, with new world-class researchers joining our faculty this year, new state-of-the art research facilities being built, and a new Bachelor of Science major in Psychological Science – it’s not a surprise that we’re one of the top-ranked psychology departments in the country.     

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to UA Psychology and introduce to the people, places, and events that are the life of our department.  For the latest updates and news, check out our department newsletter or our facebook page.

Lee Ryan, Professor and Head

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February 13, 2017

Connie Beck Receives Outstanding Contributions and Service Award for 2017

Dr. Connie Beck was awarded an Outstanding Contributions and Service Award for 2017 from the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), Arizona Chapter. Arizona AFCC is an interdisciplinary organization made up of family law

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February 10, 2017

Study Finds Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn

Research has shown that naps play an important role in sustaining new learning in infants. A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime could have a similar effect on language learning in preschool-age

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