Department of Psychology

Physiological Psychology & Neuroscience Research

Physiological Psychologists study the biological nature of behavior and the covert processes such as memory and motivation that mediate behaviors. Although this field of study is relatively new, a rich variety of research approaches now exist that are used to explore diverse questions of interest. Physiological Psychologists may study the biochemical mechanisms of memory formation or may study the effects of childhood experiences on brain structure. In our psychology department, several faculty members engage in physiological research. The interests of these faculty range from studies of the effects of sex hormones on learning to studies of the effects of drugs on behavior and to neural basis of drug use and drug-dependence.

The following faculty members research this area of psychology. Please follow the links to their homepages.