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Department Highlights

Congratulations to Christina Maslach on receiving the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's 2017 Application of Personality and Social Psychology Award!

“Few 20th-century, research-based psychological constructs have become so widely recognized that dictionaries date their etymology to around the time when they were coined in a professional publication.  “Burnout” is one such construct. ...

Congratulations to Fei Xu for being selected Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society

Congradulations to Fei Xu who has been elected as a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society. This is a high honor that reflects her impact on the Cognitive Science community.

Professor Emeritus Art Shimamura has just published a new book entitled “Get SMART! Five Steps Toward a Healthy Brain”

The book translates research into action in an understandable way, and it will have insights for many people, young and old. What are the five steps? Step number one is “Get Started” and that is what you need to do when it comes to getting a copy...

Congratulations to Linda Wilbrecht and the wining team of the 2017 Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge

The Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute announces the selection of Markita Landry and collaborators Linda Wilbrecht, Marla Feller, and Jose Carmena as the recipients of the 2017 Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge. Landry and her team will...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

After getting my undergraduate degree at Cal, I got a PhD in Psycholinguistics at Michigan. Am now teaching at Los Angeles Pierce College. My main research interest is musical rhythm. Website:...

While at Berkeley, I had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in two outstanding labs. I worked on interesting questions including: do powerful people break the bystander effect? What...

I have moved back from Cardinal country to Bear Country and I'm establishing a Marriage and Family Therapy practice in the Rockridge area, eventually fading out my Redwood City practice totally to...


Wed, 08/30/2017
Speaker: Nir Halevy
Wed, 09/06/2017
Speaker: Clayton Critcher
Tue, 09/19/2017
Speaker: Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health