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.
05/19/2020 - We are proud to announce the following grants have been awarded to faculty in the Psychology Department over the Spring 2020 semester.
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
05/10/2020 - Trying to work and “attend” school from home has presented new challenges for most people.
05/10/2020 - On March 14th, a group of students from the Clinical/Community program released “COVID-19 Mental Health Resources,” a comprehensive guide for University stude
05/09/2020 - Cognitive Neuroscience Graduate Student Parham Mostame is one of seven graduate students awarded the 2020 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship. He was chosen for his work investigating the role o
05/08/2020 - Earlier this Spring, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted a contest open to all members of our community (undergrads, grads, faculty, and staff).
05/04/2020 - Every year, tens of thousands of people in the United States will die from drug and alcohol overdoses (source: CDC).
- Professors Fabiani and Gratton, with researchers in Australia, receive grant to study the link between arterial health and cognitive aging
04/16/2020 - Professors Monica Fabiani and Gabriele Gratton, along with Professor Frini Karayanidis from the University of Newcastle in Australia, have received a grant from the Australian Research Council to s
04/14/2020 - Dr. Albarracin from the University of Illinois Psychology department has spent most of her career studying how public health messaging can impact people's behavior.