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.

Link between heart disease risk factors and depression is biological, not behavioral

Biology, rather than personal behavior, may be responsible for the link between depression and risk factors for heart disease, according to a new study from Rice University.

Study identifies factors that lead to greater college success

Educational attainment is a national priority because it creates both economic and personal gains: higher incomes, better individual and family health and deeper civic engagement. U.S. college enrollments are increasing, suggesting greater educational attainment; however, national college completion rates are lagging behind other developed nations.

Nine recognized with award for superior teaching

Nine faculty received the 2017 George R. Brown Award for Superior Teaching, which honors top Rice instructors as determined by the votes of alumni who graduated within the past two, three and five years. Congratulations to Sandra Parsons, assistant teaching professor in psychology, for receiving the award.

New method for analyzing brain activity helps understand stroke impact

A new method developed by Rice University psychologists for analyzing brain activity may help better understand what happens to the brain following a stroke.