Cognitive Psychology


The Cognitive Psychology (CP) department is concerned with basic and applied research in perception, human learning and memory, executive functions, problem-solving, decision making, and intelligence, as well as their applications to everyday settings. Much of the research in the CP department bridges between these various fields of specialization in clinical and non-clinical groups. The team at the CP department uses a wide range of psychological, cognitive, and neuroscientific methods to study different cognitive and brain mechanisms. The department offers a Master of Science (M.S.) program and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in Cognitive Psychology and Social Cognition that aims to examine some of the most important human phenomena, including attitudes, person-perception, prejudice, stereotypes, self-concept, discrimination, persuasion, decision-making, etc.

The department aims to provide opportunities for enthusiastic students to conduct researches that end up in cognitive technologies and services.

Research Orientation:
  • Investigating underlying cognitive and neurocognitive components of affective disorders, chronic health conditions, and addictive behaviours.
  • Developing neuroscience-based interventions in different vulnerable groups and the elderly population.
  • Identifying the neural networks involved in different stages of addiction and affective disorders.
  • Validation and computerizing neuropsychological assessments.
Department Members:

Seyed Kamal Kharrazi

Professor & The President of Board of Trustees

PhD, University of Houston



Alireza Moradi

Professor & Director

PhD, King’s College London


Javad Hatami

Associate Professor, Head of department

PhD, Tarbiat Modarres University


Meysam Sadeghi

Assistant Professor

PhD, Allameh Tabataba’i University


Tara Rezapour

Assistant Professor

PhD. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies


Vida Mirabolfathi

Assistant Professor

PhD. Institute for Cognitive Science Studies