Research from our department has been honored at the White House and internationally recognized with awards like the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. Our talented faculty and graduate students conduct cutting-edge research across five broad areas in psychology, representing multiple individual labs and collaborative institutes.


Our Research Areas



Our Research Labs

Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

The Department of Psychology is affiliated with the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT), which conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). The center's research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life, while its training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI.



Psychology major Kaitlyn Henner

Endless Research Possibilities

“As an incoming undergraduate student, I had no idea the amount of possibilities I would have to be involved in research, act as a leader, or create close connections with professors. Now, three years later, I have served as a PSY303 peer tutor, worked in a developmental psychology lab, and created many connections with professors, graduate students, and faculty, some of whom are guiding me on the path to conduct my own research later this year! I couldn't be more thankful for the diverse set of experiences offered to me as an undergraduate student in the psychology department.”

–Kaitlyn Henner, psychology major, '24

Mental health

Research Across Disciplines

The Department of Psychology collaborates with experts across a variety of fields through several collaborative interdisciplinary research institutes. Students also have the opportunity to engage in research as volunteer participants through the Human Subjects Pool.

Paul Slovic sitting at desk

Recent Publications

Recent research by Psychology faculty includes a variety of topics relating to racism and prejudice, sleep patterns, conspiracy theories, and neurocognitive development.

Recent Publications 


May 1, 2024
COMPUTER SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, PSYCHOLOGY - Success at the University of Oregon looks different for each student, from academic achievement to personal growth to career readiness.
February 27, 2024
PSYCHOLOGY - In a Valentine’s Day episode of the Museum of Modern Art's Magazine Podcast, Stephanie Cacioppo, courtesy assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, discusses her research and how love appears in the most unlikely places. “We all have the 12 brain areas that are critical for love,” she says.
January 31, 2024
PSYCHOLOGY - The College of Arts and Sciences’ Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) received a $1.3 million grant from Toyota Motor North America’s Way Forward Fund to develop, implement and evaluate support system aimed at helping students in San Antonio get the necessary family and school interventions for a successful recovery.