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.

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.

New tool available could revolutionize social sciences research

“Well, what does the research say?” People ask this question when they want science to inform their interests, and academics ask this question when figuring out what to study next.Thanks to metaBUS, a free new online research tool, this question can now be answered more easily.

Bad cold? If you’re lonely, it may feel worse

Suffering through a cold is annoying enough, but if you’re lonely, you’re likely to feel even worse, according to Rice University researchers. A study led by Rice psychologist Chris Fagundes and graduate student Angie LeRoy indicated people who feel lonely are more prone to report that their cold symptoms are more severe than those who have stronger social networks.