Carol DeVolder, PhD


Dr. DeVolder teaches classes relating the brain and behavior. Her research interests include memory, forgetting, and memory loss following injury. Dr. DeVolder's most recent interest is the physiology and psychology of humor, laughter, and mirth.

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Education and Training

  • PhD, University of Iowa Human Experimental Psychology

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Memory
  • Memory loss from head injury
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Behavioral neuroscience

Professional Affiliations

Member of APA Division 2: the Teaching of Psychology
Member of the International Society for Humor Studies
Member of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor
Faculty member for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Brain and Behavior
Behavioral Pharmacology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology of Sensation and Perception


Carol DeVolder

McMullen Hall 110
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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