Psychology Research Groups
Our faculty are committed to scholarship and the creation of new and important knowledge about the world we live in. Faculty and students in the Psychology Department are actively engaged in programs of research that deal with a diverse array of topics. These areas also serve as a focus for graduate training at the master's level and for the Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology. For more details about the scholarly interests and professional publications of our faculty please refer to the faculty information pages.
The following concentrations represent content areas in which the interests of multiple faculty overlap.
- Behavior Analysis
- Behavior Analysis is the science that emphasizes environmental control of the behavior of the individual organism. UWM Psychology faculty study the fundamental relations between an organism's behavior environmental events as well as techniques to apply these basic findings to a variety of situations in which a change in behavior is desired.
- Health Psychology
- Health Psychology focuses on the scientific relationships between behavioral variables on the one hand and physical health and illness on the other. Health Psychology faculty and students work together on projects focused on gender and health, cancer prevention and health education, reproductive health and STD prevention, the effects of stress and mechanisms of coping with it, child abuse prevention, alcohol abuse, and smoking.
- Neuroscience research at UWM involves students and faculty from several departments as well as psychology. The work being done in the Psychology Department is aimed at understanding the relationships between the functions of the nervous system and behavior/cognition. Faculty use a wide range of techniques with laboratory animals and human subjects study these issues.