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Department Highlights

Scientific Impact Award

Social Psychologist Claude Steele has been awarded the Scientific Impact Award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) along with Joshua Aronson of NYU/Steinhardt.


The Scientific Impact Award is intended for “a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical,...

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Professor Emeritus Sheldon Zedeck

"A Long Search for Better Prediction of Academic Performance: Non-cognitive Predictors"

The presentation focused on Shelly's career efforts to search for, develop, and implement fairer testing processes that yield a more diverse workforce and...

Watch These Frustrated Squirrels Go Nuts

Although our department is well known for its studies of emotion in humans. Ph.D. candidate Mikel Delgado,
from the Jacobs Lab (...

Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse’s sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you’re engaging the brain’s relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying language....

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

I received my undegraduate psych degree in 1976, after taking classes for two yearts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

At the time, I was trying to sort out how I might combine my...

David continues to maintain his private practice as a psychotherapist in Boston's Back Bay and Financial Districts. He continues to treat individuals, couple's and families from an eclectic base,...

I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968 with a BA in Psychology. Thus began my journeyinto the field of mental health. I've been a practicing clinician since 1979 in West Los Angeles...


Tue, 10/25/2016
Speaker: Jim Andreoni
Tue, 10/25/2016
Speaker: George Lakoff, Dr. Lawrence Wallack, Makani Themba
Wed, 10/26/2016
Speaker: Daphna Joel
Thu, 10/27/2016