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Department Highlights

Congratulations to Tania Lombrozo!

Professor Tania Lombrozo is the recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of cognition and human learning. This award recognizes excellent psychologists who are at early stages of their...

Prof. Sheri Johnson is the recipient of a Harry Frank Guggeheim Research Grant

The Harry Frank Guggehim Foundation awards grants from the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Their highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and...

2015 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence

Professor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton has been selected as the recipient of the
2015 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence. The selection committee was inspired by both his extensive scholarly impact and his deep commitment to campus efforts on increasing intergroup awareness...

Professor Robert Levenson wins Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology Award!

At the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research held in Seattle, Washington, IPSR Director Bob Levenson received the Distinguished Contributions to Psychophysiology Award, honoring his scientific contributions to the field, his mentoring, and his service to the Society...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column
Professor Tania Lombrozo
NPR blog

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...
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 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...


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