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Department Highlights

Couples study ties anger to heart problems, stonewalling to back pain

If you rage with frustration during a marital spat, watch your blood pressure. If you keep a stiff upper lip, watch your back.  New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems...

Fox squirrels’ tell-tail signs of frustration

Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can’t get a cherished nut in much the same way that humans kick a vending machine that fails to deliver the anticipated soda or candy bar, according to new UC Berkeley research.


Congratulations to Psychology's Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors!

The UC Berkeley Outstanding GSI Awards are given to the best GSIs of the year, nominated by the course instructor. Congratulations to the Outstanding GSI Award Winners for 2015-16 from Psychology.
From left to right: Rupa Mahajan Robbins (Education), Rebecca Hachmyer (Education), Michaela...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Tania Lombrozo
NPR blog
Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

Kristel is currently in private practice as a Somatic Psychotherapist in San Francisco.  After graduating from Cal she pursued studies in Yoga, Insight Meditation and Bodywork through a year long...

Graduated in 1967 and began teaching in Oakland.  It didn't take long to think "someone ought to be able to run schools better than this"!   So I went back to school in school administration and...

I recently (July 2013) joined the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. Prior to moving to Vanderbilt, I served as Associate Professor of...


Sat, 06/04/2016 - 9:00am
Speaker: Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., Michelle "Lani" Shiota, Ph.D., Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., Paul Piff, Ph.D., Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D., Robert Hass, Melanie DeMore
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 12:00pm
Speaker: Roberta M. Golinkoff