The Psychology Department at Rice University is a unique blend of basic and applied psychology. Our breadth of research interests creates a unique learning and research environment. The primary emphasis in the department is on research, in both laboratory and applied settings.

Overweight men just as likely as overweight women to face discrimination in retail settings

Men who are overweight are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, according to new research from psychologist Mikki Hebl.

Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile

A new universitywide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research.

Study seeks cause of fatal bereavement

Medical professionals know that when a spouse dies, the surviving partner is at increased risk of suffering early mortality – but they don’t entirely understand why. Professor Chris Fagundes has received a $3.765M R01 grant from the NIH to study the connection between psychological and physiological responses to stress.

Mikki Hebl’s unique teaching methods showcased during Cherry Award finalist lecture

The Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology, Hebl is one of three finalists for Baylor University’s 2016 Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, one of the country’s top collegiate teaching honors.