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Department Highlights

Congrats to D'Esposito, Gopnik and Knight for being elected as AAAS fellows

Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or...

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.


Congratulations to Al Riley for receiving the UCBEA Distinguished Emeritus of the Year, 2017-18

Prof. Donald A. “Al” Riley retired from the Department of Psychology in 1991. You would never know it. Al continued to do active research with graduate students until 1994, and with...

Congratulations to Jason Okonofua for receiving the 2017 Cialdini Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Jason Okonofua has been awarded a 2017 Cialdini Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Jason, along with co-authors David Paunesku and Gregory Walton will be awarded the prize for...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

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...

After graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1962, Richard Gatley went on to take an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University. In 1969 he became an Assistant...

After graduating in 1975 with my Bachelor's in Psychology, I went on and received my Master's and PhD at PGSP (now Palo Alto University). and immediately went into private practice. I basically...


Wed, 11/29/2017
Speaker: Arber Tasimi
Thu, 11/30/2017
Speaker: Stephen Hinshaw
Wed, 12/06/2017
Speaker: Lindsey Powell