psychology

Graduating seniors reflect on their faculty mentors

Professors' guidance pays off

Graduating seniors reflect on their faculty mentors
Three UI graduating seniors sat down with their mentors to reflect on their four years at Iowa.

From pristine lab to noisy classroom...and back

Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event set for April 28 in Des Moines
Bob McMurray (psychology, linguistics, and communication sciences and disorders) will present "From the pristine lab to the noisy classroom, and back again: How the cognitive science of learning can impact teaching, and how the classroom can impact cognitive science" at the next Hawkeye Lunch and Learn event in Des Moines.

Honors Moore elected Psychonomic Society chair

Psychology's Cathleen Moore has been elected 2016 chair of the Psychonomic Society’s governing board. She will begin as chair-elect in 2015 and assume her role as chair the next year.
Mary Huff in her lab

Piecing together the memory puzzle

UI grad student earns prestigious award to study memory consolidation
UI doctoral student Mary Huff has come a long ways since growing up in Greenfield, Iowa. The Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program scholar is the recipient of a prestigious award which allows her to conduct cutting-edge research that will help treat people with serious memory-related disorders.
illustration of student texting rather than doing the homework on the desk in the background

Sometimes, adolescents just can't resist

University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors
A University of Iowa study finds teenagers are far more sensitive than adults to the immediate effect or reward of their behaviors. Even when a behavior is no longer in a teenager’s best interest to continue, they will because the effect of the reward is still there and lasts much longer in adolescents than in adults.

Blumberg honored with a MERIT Award

Professor is only the second faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ever receive this award
Mark Blumberg, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, has been honored with a MERIT Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, becoming only the second faculty member in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to ever receive this honor.

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