|Name||Research Areas||Research Interests|
|Ozlem AYDUKAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Relationships and Social Cognition Lab
Close relationships; emotion regulation; development of self-regulation in children
|Sonia BishopAssistant ProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Affective Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Neural mechanisms supporting attention, emotion and their interactions; individual differences in cognitive control and emotional responsivity; neural substrate of anxiety; genetic factors modulating recruitment of cortical control and limbic affective mechanisms.
|Silvia BungeAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory
Neural mechanisms, development, and plasticity of higher cognitive functions in humans
|Joseph J. CAMPOSProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Infant Studies Laboratory
Social-emotional development in infancy, especially emotional communication and perception of emotion; and the relation of motor development to cognitive, social and emotional development
|Serena CHENProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Self, Identity and Relationships (SIR) Lab
Social bases of the self, multiple levels of self-definition, close relationships and cognition, social identity, intergroup relations, dual process models, knowledge representation and use
|Michael ColeAssistant Adjunct ProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Cognitive and emotional control in clinical populations; neural mechanisms of interactions between cognition and emotion; contemplative neuroscience
|Mark T. D'EspositoProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
D'Esposito Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Working memory and frontal lobe function, functional MRI, cognitive neuroscience
|Aaron FisherAssistant ProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Person-specific methodologies; formulation of personalized interventions; psychotherapy; psychophysiology of anxiety disorders; psychopathology and cardiovascular disease.
|Jack L. GALLANTProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Interests: Visual neuroscience, attention
|Alison GOPNIKProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab
Cognitive development, causal learning, psychology and philosophy
|Tom GriffithsAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Computational Cognitive Science Lab
Computational models of cognition, including causality, categorization, inductive inference, probabilistic reasoning, language learning, and language evolution; machine learning; Bayesian statistics
|Allison HarveyProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic
Adult and child psychopathology, particularly sleep disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and anxiety disorders. Comorbidity. Transdiagnostic approaches. Treatment development. Behavior change. Cognitive behavior therapy. Interactions between cognitive, emotional and biological processes.
|Erik David HesseAssociate Adjunct ProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development||
Attachment and evolution; narrative; disorganized and unclassifiable child and adult attachment status; alterations in normal consciousness as related to adverse attachment experiences; effects of frightened and frightening parental behavior
|Stephen HINSHAWProfessor of Psychology; Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco Contact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Clinical Science||
Developmental psychopathology. Child and adolescent behavior disorders, including ADHD and aggressive behavior. Peer relations, family interactions, neuropsychological risk factors. Psychosocial and pharmacological interventions and mechanisms underlying change. Assessment, diagnosis, and classification of child disorders. Pathways to adult psychopathology and resilience. Stigma associated with mental disorder, including preventive interventions and dehumanization.
|Richard IVRYChair & ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognition and Action Laboratory (CognAc)
Cogntion and action, with an emphasis on how people select actions, learn skills, and produce coordinated movements.
|Lucia F. JACOBSProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognitive and brain evolution, adaptive patterns in spatial memory, spatial navigation, cognitive sex differences and decision making
|Oliver P. JOHNProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Oliver John's Berkeley Personality Lab
Self-concept; self-perception accuracy and biases; personality development and assessment across the life span; emotion experience and expression; cultural differences
|Sheri JohnsonProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Cal-Mania (Calm) Program
Basic and treatment research on bipolar disorder. Neurobiological, cognitive, emotional, and social triggers of mania, with a focus on the reward system. Psychosocial parallels in the triggers of bipolar and unipolar depression. Psychosocial interventions to prevent mania. Serotonin and processes involved in emotion regulation.
|Dacher KELTNERProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Social-Personality||
Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory
Social/Personality: emotion; social interaction; individual differences in emotion; conflict and negotiation; culture
|John F. KIHLSTROMProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior, Social-Personality||
The Human Ecology of Memory
Cognition in personal and social contexts; unconscious mental processes; memory; hypnosis; social cognition; personality; experimental psychopathology; health cognition and behavior
|Robert Thomas KNIGHTProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Knight Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
Attention and memory; neuropsychology and physiology; cognitive neuroscience
|Lance KriegsfeldAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience||
Behavioral neuroendocrinology, circadian biology, reproductive behavior and physiology, seasonality/photoperiodism, behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience
|Ann M. KRINGProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory, UC Berkeley Mental Health
Psychopathology. Emotional features of schizophrenia, the linkage between emotion and other cognitive and social deficits in schizophrenia, emotion, social interaction, and social anxiety, emotion, and depression. Emotion: individual differences in emotional expression, gender and emotion, the relationship between social context, personality, and emotion.
|Robert W LEVENSONProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development, Clinical Science, Social-Personality||
Berkeley Psychophysiology Laboratory
Emotion. Autonomic nervous system and facial expressive components, cultural influences, empathy, emotional control, emotional changes with aging, dementing disorders, and brain pathology. Marital interaction across the life span: emotional and physiological signs and predictors of marital distress.
|Tania LombrozoAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Concepts and Cognition Lab
Cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding; concepts, theories, and causality; moral reasoning; philosophy and psychology
|Mary MAINProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development||
Attachment; animal behavior; ethology; narrative; Gricean maxims as related to life-history descriptions; children's drawings and other representational products as related to attachment
Emerging Interests: Attachment and psychophysiology; psychopathy; epigenetics
|Laura B. MASONClinical ProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Psychotherapy research, treatment development,. dissemination science, and community mental health.
|Iris MaussAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Emotion & Emotion Regulation Lab at Berkeley
Emotion and emotion regulation; psychological health; psychophysiology; sociocultural norms and beliefs; aging and emotion regulation
|Rodolfo MENDOZA-DENTONAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Relationships and Social Cognition Lab
Intergroup Relations, Stigma, Prejudice, Culture, Education
|Charlan Jeanne NEMETHProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Social: influence processes; social interaction; dissent and cognition; decision making and creativity in small groups and organizations: psychology of entrepreneurs and creative scientists
|William PRINZMETALAdjunct ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Interests: Visual perception, attention and cognition
|Arthur P SHIMAMURAProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognitive neuroscience, frontal lobe function, basic memory research, aesthetic science, psychocinematics
|Mahesh SrinivasanAssistant ProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
How representations of language and concepts arise and interact in human development and across cultures. Specific interests include flexible and pragmatic uses of language (e.g., polysemy, metaphor, implicature), the representation of abstract concepts (e.g., time, number), linguistic relativity, and social cognitive development in different cultural contexts.
|Frank J SullowayAdjunct ProfessorContact Information||Social-Personality||
Personality development and family dynamics, especially in relation to life history and creative achievement; evolutionary psychology; biological evolution, including reproductive success, anti-predator responses, and adaptive divergence in Darwin's finches and other avian species; history of science (Darwin, Freud, and revolutionary innovations)
|Frederic THEUNISSENProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Auditory Science Lab
Neural basis of vocal learning in songbirds; auditory physiology; speech perception
|Matthew P. WalkerAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory
Impact of sleep on human brain function, especially the role of sleep in: learning and memory; brain plasticity; emotional regulation; affective and clinical mood disorders and aging. These topics are addressed using combined cognitive and multimodal neuroimaging techniques.
|Jonathan David WALLISProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Executive control; Goal-directed behavior
|David WhitneyAssociate ProfessorContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Visual perception and attention; visually guided action; cognitive neuroscience.
|Linda WilbrechtAssistant ProfessorContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience||
Experience dependent plasticity and the development of circuits involved in value based decision making; addiction.
|Fei XuProfessorContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognitive and language development, including infant cognition, statistical inference across domains, physical and psychological reasoning, word learning, number representations, social cognition, language and thought, concept acquisition, psychology and philosophy.
|Qing ZhouAssistant ProfessorContact Information||Clinical Science||
Culture and Family Lab
Developmental psychopathology, with an emphasis on the roles of temperament, emotion-related processing, and family socialization in the development of child and adolescent psychopathology and competence; cultural influences on socio-emotional development.
|Name||Research Areas||Research Interests|
|Martin V. COVINGTONProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Social-Personality||
Problem-solving and thinking; educational applications; creativity and affective
|Carolyn Pape COWANAdjunct Professor EmeritaContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Clinical Science||
Research and clinical work with couples making the transition to parenthood and children making the transition to elementary and high school. Focus on couple relationships during adult life transitions, marital distress, parenting issues and supporting fathers' involvement.
|Philip COWANProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Clinical Science||
With Carolyn Pape Cowan, Phil Cowan designed couples group interventions to strengthen family relationships, guided by a family systems model in which intergenerational attachment patterns and couple relationship quality provide the contexts in which effective parenting leads to positive cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes for children.
|Susan M. ERVIN-TRIPPProfessor EmeritaContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Pragmatics, bilingualism, and language acquisition
|Stephen E. GLICKMANProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development||
Director, Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Reproduction
Comparative studies of species characteristic behavior patterns in mammals
|Harrison G GOUGHProfessor EmertusContact Information||Social-Personality||
Personality assessment, cross-cultural testing, creativity
|Ervin R. HAFTERProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Auditory attention and the role of semantic processing in the cocktail party problem. Cognitive issues related to hearing impairment and their effects on the design and impact of hearing aids.
|Ravenna M. HELSONAdjunct Professor EmeritaContact Information||Social-Personality||The Mills Longitudinal Study: The Mills Lab|
|Jonas LANGERProfessor EmeritusContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience, Change, Plasticity & Development||
Institute of Human Development
Cognitive development in infancy and early childhood; primate cognitive development and evolution
|Christina MASLACHProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Social-Personality||
Social: job burnout and health psychology; individuation and dissent, gender roles
|Gerald A. MENDELSOHNProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Social-Personality||
Personality; causal attribution and interpersonal attraction; individual differences in purposive behavior; computer mediated communication
|Stephen E. PALMERProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Visual Perception Laboratory
Visual perception, attention, and memory
|Kaiping PENGAssociate Professor EmeritusContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development||
Culture and Cognition Lab
Social: cultural psychology, culture and cognition, reasoning and judgment across cultures and domains, and cross-cultural understandings
|Donald A. RILEYProfessor Emeritus Contact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognitive processes in animals
|Lynn C ROBERTSONAdjunct Professor EmeritaContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognitive Neuropsychology: Attention Laboratory
Attention and perceptual organization in normal and neurological populations. Functional hemisphere asymmetries, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience
|Eleanor H. ROSCHProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Cognition, concepts, causality, cross-cultural, Eastern psychologies, psychologies of religion
|Dan I. SLOBINProfessor EmeritusContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development, Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language and cognitive development, sign language, cross-cultural
|Karen K. DE VALOISProfessor EmeritaContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience||
Vision, psychophysics, and physiology
|John S. WATSONProfessor EmeritusContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development||
Development in infancy, evolution of psychological processes in artificial life
|Rhona S. WEINSTEINProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Clinical Science||
Community psychology (children, schools, and community settings): Classroom/school processes and positive development; expectations about ability and self-fulfilling prophecies; educational equity and school reform.
|Sheldon ZEDECKProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Social-Personality||
Industrial/organizational/social psychology/personnel; cross-cultural work values; decision-making research; work and family issues; statistics and research methodology
|Irving ZUCKERProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information||Behavioral Neuroscience||
Biological Rhythms Laboratory
Biological rhythms; seasonal reproductive cycles; photoperiodism; energy balance; endocrinology, hibernation, temperature regulation
|Name||Research Areas||Research Interests|
|Cameron Paul ANDERSONAssociate Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Social-Personality||
Power and politics; negotiation and conflict resolution; emotion; groups and teams.
|Martin S. BANKSProfessor, OptometryContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Visual space perception and sensory combination
|Dana R. CarneyAssistant Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Social-Personality||
Social judgment, decision making, nonverbal communication, social cognition, power and influence, prejudice and discrimination.
|Clayton CritcherAssistant Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Social-Personality||
The self (e.g., self-insight, self-regulation, self-affirmation); social and moral judgment; judgment and decision making; cognition and emotion
|Paul EkmanProfessor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, San Francisco||Social-Personality||
Emotion, expression, and deception.
|Jack GLASERAssociate Professor of Public PolicyContact Information||Social-Personality||
Prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination; intergroup conflict and hate crime; unconscious affect and cognition; political decision making and behavior; political ideology; criminal justice decision making.
|Ming HsuAssistant Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
The neural basis of economic and consumer decision-making.
|Robert J. MACCOUNProfessor of Public Policy and LawContact Information||Social-Personality||
Public issues such as drug use, jury decisions, sexual orientation and military cohesion, child support, and the politics of research; basic theory and research on social influence processes.
|Don MooreAssociate Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Social-Personality||
Don Moore’s research interests focus on overconfidence, including when people think they’re better than they are, when they think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. His work examines overconfidence in decision-making, negotiation, and ethical choice.
|Ricardo F. MuñozProfessor of Psychology, University of California, San Francisco||Clinical Science||
Latino Mental Health Research Program, Internet World Health Research Center
Evidence-based Internet interventions for health in Spanish and English, prevention and treatment of depression, and smoking cessation.
|Leif NelsonAssociate Professor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information||Social-Personality||
Leif is a social psychologist who studies judgment and decision making, enjoyment and preference, and more generally, scientific practice in experimental psychology.
|Victoria PlautAssistant Professor of LawContact Information||Social-Personality||
Culture, Diversity, and Intergroup Relations Lab
Diversity, intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, inclusion and belonging, culture, self, and well-being
|Michael RANNEYProfessor, EducationContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
Nature of explanations, in both formal and informal domains; representation and reorganization of knowledge about lay people's knowledge of physics.
|William M. RUNYANProfessor of the Graduate School, Social WelfareContact Information||Social-Personality|
|Michael Andrew SILVERAssociate Professor, OptometryContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior||
The Silver Lab
The neurophysiological and neurochemical substrates of human visual perception, attention, and learning.
|Lonnie R. SNOWDENProfessor, School of Public HealthContact Information||Clinical Science|
|Elliot TURIELProfessor, EducationContact Information||Change, Plasticity & Development||
Social and moral development, with an emphasis on domains of judgments, the relations of morality and culture, and opposition and resistance to cultural practices perceived as unjust.
|David WESSELProfessor, MusicContact Information||Cognition, Brain & Behavior|
|Frank WORRELLProfessor, EducationContact Information||Social-Personality||
Psychosocial variables that are related to academic achievement and psychological functioning in adolescent, ethnic/racial minority, and gifted and talented populations in the U.S. and other countries; the psychometric properties of scores on instruments used to measure psychosocial constructs.