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Psychology

Farzin Irani, Ph.D.

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Wayne Hall
125 West Rosedale Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383


Undergraduate Office: 5th Floor Room 502
Phone: 610-436-2945
Undergraduate Email: psych@wcupa.edu


Graduate Office: 5th Floor Room 506
Phone: 610-436-2532
Graduate Email: BFitzgerald@wcupa.edu


Farzin Irani, Ph.D.

Farzin Irani, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D., Drexel University

Office Hours Spring 2018

  • Monday: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm-1:15pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 10:45am

Courses Typically Taught

  • PSY246 Research Methods
  • PSY375 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY400 Senior Seminar in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • PSY544 Intelligence Testing
  • PSY605 Biological Bases of Behavior

Description of Research Interests

I am a clinical neuropsychologist whose research has focused on understanding brain-behavior relationships across the lifespan in diverse individuals. I believe that assessments and treatments for brain disorders need to be empirically supported, informed by their neurobiological underpinnings and understood in a cultural context. So, my lab group has focused on research that integrates traditional and computerized neuropsychological assessment with modern neuroimaging methods in diverse populations. My current line of research is focused on examining the relationship between asthma and brain-behavior functions. We are currently running studies looking at how asthma affects thinking, and how and why it disproportionately affects some groups more than others. We are also planning studies looking at the impact of asthma and other conditions on the brain as measured through cognitive testing and cutting-edge neuroimaging technologies such as functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Further details about our lab are available at the Neuropsychology Research Group (NRG) website.

Some Representative Work

  • Irani, F., Barbone, J., Beausoliel, J. & Gerald, L. Is asthma associated with cognitive impairments? A meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, In Press.
  • Irani, F., Brensinger, C.M., Richard, J., Calkins, M.E., Moberg, P.J., Bilker, W.B., Gur, R.E., & Gur, R.C. (2012). Computerized neurocognitive test performance in schizophrenia: A lifespan analysis. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20(1),41-52.
  • Romero, H., Lageman, S., Kamath, V., Irani, F., Sim, A., Surez, P., Manly, J., & Attix, D. (2010). Proceedings of the challenges in the neuropsychological assessment of ethnic minorities: Problem solving summit. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23,761-779.
  • Irani, F., Sweet, L., Haley, A., Gunstad, J., Jerskey, B., Mulligan, R.C., Jefferson, A., Poppas, A., & Cohen, R. (2009). An fMRI study of verbal working memory, cardiac output, and ejection fraction in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 3,350-357.
  • Irani, F., Platek, S.M., Bunce, S., Ruocco, A.C. & Chute, D. (2007). Applications of functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to neurobehavioral disorders. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 9-
  • Irani, F., Barbone, J., Beausoliel, J. & Gerald, L. Is asthma associated with cognitive impairments? A meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, In Press.

Teaching Philosophy

I love research and mentoring and try to excite students about the science and practice of psychology. I believe that we are all unique and can continuously strive towards and achieve academic and professional excellence!