Indiana University is home to the oldest continuing psychology laboratory in America, opened by William Lowe Bryan in 1888. Researchers in our department have included many break-through thinkers, including B.F. Skinner, J.R. Kantor, Esther Thelen, and William K. Estes. Our department continues to develop new opportunities in advanced research in the field of psychological and brain sciences.
Since its inception in 1888, our department has made countless impactful research contributions to our understanding of the psychological and brain sciences. Our rich tradition was documented by Eliot Hearst and alumnus James Capshew for the department's centennial celebration in 1988, and can be accessed here. Listed below are some of the most seminal research publications that originated in our department, and a brief description of the work's impact.