09/14/2020 - In America, poor people are punished more frequently and more severely for offenses than are the wealthy. One potential explanation for this divide could be that people in society think that poor people have more guilt for their actions and thus deserve harsher punishments. New research by graduate student Drew Weiner and Psychology professor Dr. Sean Laurent aimed to assess this prediction.
- Psychology researchers at the University of Illinois show moral judgments of crime are influenced by perceived wealth
- Professor Wendy Heller and 58 other women psychologists release a comprehensive review on The Future of Women in Psychological Science
09/09/2020 - Professor Wendy Heller along with 59 women psychologists, who are faculty members in Psychology and Neuroscience and related Departments across North America and
08/13/2020 - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Psychology Department recognizes that the coronavirus pandemic poses continued concerns for both physical and mental health. Here, we share resources for both students and the broader Champaign-Urbana community.
- Exposure to childhood trauma is related to more severe trauma symptoms in new mothers exposed to intimate partner violence
08/12/2020 - Women's exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV), a type of domestic violence, can have profoundly negative consequences on their mental health. New research published by Dr. Heidemarie Laurent and graduate student Paty Cintora in the Journal of Traumatic Stress reveal that, in conjunction with current levels of IPV, past exposure to childhood trauma is associated with worse symptoms over time.
07/22/2020 - A paper published by Dan Newman and his former graduate student coauthors, "Gender and Leadership Emergence: A Meta-Analysis and Explanatory Model" has been selected for the 2020 “William A. Owens
- Professor Alejandro Lleras and colleagues see success in initiative to connect under-represented scholars with expert feedback
07/16/2020 - Professor Alejandro Lleras and colleagues at SPARK recently helped organize a new initiative so that under-represented scholars at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, postdoc and faculty members)
- Psychology Professor Diane Beck spearheads initiative to increase visibility of female vision scientists
07/15/2020 - Professor Diane Beck along with her colleagues in Females of Vision et al. (FoVea) launched the FoVea Speaker List.
07/15/2020 - We are proud to announce the following grants have been recently awarded to faculty in the Psychology Department.
06/15/2020 - As many professors are learning to adapt to the transition to online course delivery, Psychology professor Dr.
- New Research Demonstrates Link between Support for Christian Privileges and Opposition to Sexual and Gender Minority Rights
06/15/2020 - New research by UIUC Community Psychology professor Nathan Todd examines how awareness of Christian privileges and support for Christian dominance in the United States relates to opposition for rights for sexual and gender minorities (SGM). In the United States Christian dominance is the idea that Christian morals and values should be the norm in society and that positions of power should be predominantly occupied by Christians. The researchers found that regardless of whether individuals identified as nonreligious or Christian, levels of support for dominance of Christian values, and to a lesser extent, lack of awareness of the privilege that dominance confers, predicted less willingness to support SGM rights.
06/15/2020 - Dr. Daniel Newman has been chosen as this year's Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award winner. The Sage Publications award seeks to acknowledge outstanding contributions that have made significant contributions to research methodology.
06/08/2020 - Physical activity is associated with better cognitive performance including enhanced executive function and memory.
06/01/2020 - As a department actively devoted to addressing issues of racism, discrimination, intolerance and insensitivity, the University of Illinois Department of Psychology stands in solidarity with our Black community members as we acknowledge and mourn the unspeakable and untimely killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other victims of police brutality and racist intolerance and violence. We acknowledge and condemn the current and historical disproportionate use of excessive force by police against Black communities nationwide.
05/11/2020 - In May 2020, the Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) program will graduate its second class!
05/11/2020 - The mission of the Psychological Services Center (PSC) is two-fold: 1) to make culturally-competent, evidence-based services accessible to those in our community and 2) to train g