psychology

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.

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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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Stress hormone linked to short-term memory loss as we age

A new UI study reports a potential link between stress hormones and short-term memory loss in older adults. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, reveals that having high levels of cortisol—a natural hormone in our body whose levels surge when we are stressed—can lead to memory lapses as we age.

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Showcasing undergraduate research at Iowa

Erin Church is one of nearly 100 students presenting research at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival

University of Iowa student Erin Church discusses the undergraduate research opportunities she's had working with associate professor Teresa Treat in the UI Department of Psychology.

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