School of Science, Department of Psychology
Melissa Cyders is a professor of psychology at IUPUI in the clinical psychology graduate program. Her research concerns how impulsivity and its neurocognitive underpinnings impart risk for a wide range of clinical problems and disorders. Cyders 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. Her current work focuses on long-term opioid use disorder recovery.
Areas of Expertise
Clinical psychology, substance use, risk-taking behaviors.