William J. Farrell


Uhler, Room 202

Office Phone


Email: William.Farrell2@iup.edu

Spring 2021 Office Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m.-Noon
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
  • Other hours by appointment
  • All office hours are via Zoom meeting ID 921 823 8544

Bill Farrell and studentsHow I became Interested in Psychology

At about the age of 10, my father started telling me that if I kept teasing my sister I would give her a complex. It seemed important to figure out exactly what I was doing.

Seriouslyas a kid I spent much of my time in the woods or fishing and developed an interest in the life sciences and animal behavior. I began college as a biology major and enjoyed learning about physiology, cellular biology, ecology etc., but felt my behavioral training was lacking. Adding a major in psychology provided the behavioral training I was seeking and gave me a framework in which to apply the biology I was learning.

Areas of Interest

The neural, endocrine, and experiential regulation of social behavior, including sex and aggression (using green anole lizards (Anoliscarolinensis) as a model organism, Behavioral Endocrinology, Behavioral Neuroscience


BS, 1991, Tufts University, Medford, MA; Psychology and Biology (with Thesis Honors)

PhD, 2000, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Developmental Psychology, minor in Neural Science, program certificate in Animal Behavior

AnoleCourses Taught

General Psychology (PSYC 101)

Physiological Psychology (PSYC 350)