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Department Highlights

Perception Science Summer Internship Program for High Schoolers

This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working...

Campus Study Uncovers Publication Discrepancies in STEM

A recent study found a discrepancy in publication for most STEM programs at UC Berkeley but found the campus’s College of Chemistry to be a surprising exception to the trend.


Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, the study’s...

UC Berkeley Researchers Find Sleep Disruption May Lead to Memory Loss, Dementia in Elderly

While UC Berkeley students may be notorious for staying up studying and messing up their sleep schedules, according to a study recently published by campus researchers, such sleeping habits could be detrimental to brain health if continued later...

Congratulation to Sheldon Zedeck on receiving the 2017 ATP Award for Professional Contributions and Service to Testing

ATP (Association of Test Publishers) Celebrates 2017 Award Winners


Two more names were added to ATP's Wall of Honor at the 2017 Innovations in Testing Conference: Dr. Neil J. Dorans,  recipient of the ATP Career Achievement Award...

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...

I always knew I wanted to work in Student Affairs, so while I was an undergraduate Psych major at Cal, I worked as a Resident Adviser and then a Hall Coordinator in the Residence Halls. After I...

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,...


Fri, 04/28/2017
Speaker: Stephan Meylan
Sat, 04/29/2017
Sat, 04/29/2017
Speaker: Emiliana Simion-Thomas, Joan Halifax, Christina Maslach, Elizabeth Bromley
Sat, 04/29/2017
Speaker: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, Ph.D
Mon, 05/01/2017