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Department Highlights

Congrats to D'Esposito, Gopnik and Knight for being elected as AAAS fellows

Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or...

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...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

I run Marketing and Digital for the Golden State Warriors. That was not by plan but what was by plan was to study Psychology at CAL. I went to a math / science / Computer magnet program in San...

Happy to announce that starting September 1, I'll be the Vice President Research and Sandra A. Rotman Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at Baycrest Health Sciences (University of Toronto), where I'...

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...


Wed, 11/29/2017
Speaker: Arber Tasimi
Thu, 11/30/2017
Speaker: Stephen Hinshaw
Wed, 12/06/2017
Speaker: Lindsey Powell