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Department Highlights

Scientific Impact Award

Social Psychologist Claude Steele has been awarded the Scientific Impact Award by the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP) along with Joshua Aronson of NYU/Steinhardt.

 

The Scientific Impact Award is intended for “a specific article or chapter offering a theoretical,...

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Professor Emeritus Sheldon Zedeck

"A Long Search for Better Prediction of Academic Performance: Non-cognitive Predictors"

The presentation focused on Shelly's career efforts to search for, develop, and implement fairer testing processes that yield a more diverse workforce and...

Watch These Frustrated Squirrels Go Nuts

Although our department is well known for its studies of emotion in humans. Ph.D. candidate Mikel Delgado,
from the Jacobs Lab (...

Brain’s hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse’s sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you’re engaging the brain’s relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying language....

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

I received my PhD as a Social Psychologist  in 1964. I took two years iof clinical training, one year at Yale New Haven and one year at Mt Zion in San Fancisco  and then became a liciensed...

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...

At the age of 41, I decided I would like to get a degree in psychology.  I went 3 years to a community college and transfered in to UC Berkeley at the age of 44.  I graduated in 2 years (2004)...

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