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Department Highlights

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...

Fox squirrels use ‘chunking’ to organize their favorite nuts

Like trick-or-treaters sorting their Halloween candy haul, fox squirrels apparently organize their stashes of nuts by variety, quality and possibly even preference, according to new UC Berkeley research....

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

I am an investment consultant for Wedbush Securities. I've been in the business for 31 years after graduating from Cal in 1984 with a BA only; received my Series 7 license in 1986.  There is a lot...

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...

After Cal, I earned a master's degree in school counseling in Texas, a teaching credential in special education, an educational diagnostician credential, and EdD in Special Education (Teachers...


Wed, 10/18/2017
Speaker: Michael Morris
Wed, 10/18/2017
Speaker: Amie Gordon Mullins
Wed, 10/18/2017
Speaker: Aaron J. Fisher, Ph.D.
Thu, 10/19/2017
Speaker: Hongkui Zeng