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Dr. Križan is a Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University. He directs the Sleep, Self, and Personality Laboratory (SSPeL) that examines how sleep and personality intersect with social behavior and human interaction. Dr. Krizan's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He currently serves as the Editor for Journal of Research in Personality and an Associate Editor for SLEEP Advances. He has also served as an Associate Editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and is an elected Fellow of the Associations for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.


Sleep and Social Distancing

March 30th, 2020

Coronavirus: Social distancing may be a rare chance to get our sleep patterns closer to what nature intended

What is the Pandemic doing to Our Sleep?!

April 9th, 2020

Dr. Krizan joins Shane Mauss on the "Here We Are Podcast - Pandemic Edition" to discuss what quarantine measures are doing to people's sleep

More American Struggle to Fall and Stay Asleep

November 18th, 2019

New findings from the National Health Interview Survey suggests sleep quality is taking a hit in recent years.

Loosing Just a Few Hours of Sleep Increases Anger

December 11th, 2018

Read about a new experiment on sleep and anger when frustrated

Dr. Krizan with Shane Mauss: What does it mean to be asleep vs. awake?


Join comedian Shane Mauss and Dr. Krizan as they discuss the nature of wakefulness, consciousness, and society.

Do Smartphones Displace Sleep for an Entire Generation?

October 22nd, 2017

KCCI TV (Des Moines, IA)

Do We Know Our Abilities?

April 7th, 2014

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)

How Different are Men and Women?

January 29th, 2015

KCCI News (Des Moines, IA)

18 Signs You are Dealing with a Narcissist

February 2, 2014

Huffington Post

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