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Melissa Cyders, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology

Dr. Cyders earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2009 under the mentorship of Dr. Greg Smith. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan Medical Center. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at IUPUI in the Clinical Psychology graduate program area.

Her research concerns how impulsivity and its neurocognitive underpinnings impart risk for a wide range of clinical problems and disorders. She is most well known for her contributions to the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Model and her work with integrating emotions and impulsive action. She uses a wide range of methods and procedures in her research, from brain imaging, to laboratory-based oral and intravenous alcohol administration, to longitudinal survey designs.

Dr. Cyders is enthusiastic about mentoring students of all levels and teaches courses in Clinical Neuroscience, Ethics and Diversity, and Practicum in Clinical Psychology. She and her lab have received funding from NIAAA for their work and she is a co-PI in the prestigious Indiana Alcohol Research Center.

Melissa Cyders, Ph.D.

  • 2003 B.A. Psychology, Ohio University
  • 2003 B.A. Spanish, Ohio University
  • 2005┬áM.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky
  • 2009 Clinical Psychology Internship, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and the University of Michigan Medical School
  • 2009 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Kentucky

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