Name Research Areas Research Interests
Ozlem AydukProfessorContact Information Social-Personality Relationships and Social Cognition Lab

Close relationships; emotion regulation; development of self-regulation in children

Sonia BishopAssistant ProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience 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 BungeProfessorContact Information Developmental Building Blocks of Cognition Laboratory

Neural mechanisms, development, and plasticity of higher cognitive functions in humans

Joseph J. CamposProfessorContact Information Developmental 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
Anne CollinsAssistant ProfessorContact Information Cognition CCN Lab
Human learning, decision-making and executive functions; Computational modeling at multiple levels (cognitive and neuroscience); Behavioral, EEG, drug and genes studies in healthy or patient populations.
Mark T. D'EspositoProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience D'Esposito Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Working memory and frontal lobe function, functional MRI, cognitive neuroscience

Aaron FisherAssistant ProfessorContact Information Clinical Science Idiographic Dynamics (ID) Laboratory

Person-specific methodologies; formulation of personalized interventions; psychotherapy; psychophysiology of anxiety disorders; classification of psychopathology.

Jack L. GallantProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience Gallant Lab

Interests: Visual neuroscience, attention

Alison GopnikProfessorContact Information Developmental Gopnik Cognitive Development Lab

Cognitive development, causal learning, psychology and philosophy

Tom GriffithsProfessorContact Information Cognition 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 and Systems Neuroscience, Developmental

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 Clinical Science Hinshaw Lab

Developmental psychopathology; externalizing behavior dimensions and disorders; family, peer, and neuropsychological risk factors; moderators and mediators of outcomes of clinical trials; resilient outcomes; mental illness stigmatization

Richard IvryProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience 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 Cognition The Jacobs Lab for Cognitive Biology

We study how an individual's cognition is adapted to the structure of its environment.

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 Social-Personality Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory

Social/Personality: emotion; social interaction; individual differences in emotion; conflict and negotiation; culture

John F. KihlstromProfessorContact Information Cognition 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 Cognitive Neuroscience Knight Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Attention and memory; neuropsychology and physiology; cognitive neuroscience

Lance KriegsfeldAssociate ProfessorContact Information Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Kriegsfeld Lab

Behavioral neuroendocrinology, circadian biology, reproductive behavior and physiology, seasonality/photoperiodism, behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience

Ann M. KringChair and ProfessorContact Information Clinical Science Emotion and Social Interaction Laboratory

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 Clinical Science 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 Concepts and Cognition Lab

Cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding; concepts, theories, and causality; moral reasoning; philosophy and psychology

Mary MainProfessorContact Information Developmental

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-DentonProfessorContact Information Social-Personality Relationships and Social Cognition Lab

Intergroup Relations, Stigma, Prejudice, Culture, Education

William PrinzmetalAdjunct ProfessorContact Information Cognition

 Interests: Visual perception, attention and cognition

Mahesh SrinivasanAssistant ProfessorContact Information Developmental Lab Website

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 and Systems Neuroscience Auditory Science Lab

Neural basis of vocal learning in songbirds; auditory physiology; speech perception

Matthew P. WalkerProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience 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 and Systems Neuroscience Wallis Lab

Executive control; Goal-directed behavior

David WhitneyProfessorContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience Whitney Laboratory

Visual perception and attention; visually guided action; cognitive neuroscience.

Linda WilbrechtAssociate ProfessorContact Information Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Wilbrecht Lab

Experience dependent plasticity and the development of circuits involved in value based decision making; addiction.

Fei XuProfessorContact Information Developmental Xu Lab

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 ZhouAssociate 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

Philip CowanProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information Clinical Science, Developmental

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.

Carolyn Pape CowanAdjunct Professor EmeritaContact Information Clinical Science, Developmental

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.

Susan M. Evrin-TrippProfessor EmeritaContact Information Cognition, Developmental

Pragmatics, bilingualism, and language acquisition

Stephen E. GlickmanProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, Developmental Director, Field Station for the Study of Behavior, Ecology, and Reproduction

Comparative studies of species characteristic behavior patterns in mammals

Ervin R. HafterProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information Cognition

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 and Systems Neuroscience, Developmental 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

Charlan Jeanne NemethProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information Cognition, 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

Stephen E. PalmerProfessor of the Graduate SchoolContact Information Cognition Visual Perception Laboratory

Visual perception, attention, and memory

Kaiping PengAssociate Professor EmeritusContact Information Developmental 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

Cognitive processes in animals

Lynn C RobertsonAdjunct Professor EmeritaContact Information Cognition 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

Cognition, concepts, causality, cross-cultural, Eastern psychologies, psychologies of religion

Arthur P ShimamuraProfessor EmeritusContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience Shimamura Research Program [not accepting students]

Cognitive neuroscience, frontal lobe function, basic memory research, aesthetic science, psychocinematics

Dan I. SlobinProfessor EmeritusContact Information Cognition, Developmental

Psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language and cognitive development, sign language, cross-cultural

Karen K. De ValoisProfessor EmeritaContact Information Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience

Vision, psychophysics, and physiology

John S. WatsonProfessor EmeritusContact Information Developmental

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 and Systems 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 Cognitive Neuroscience Banks Lab

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 Cognitive Neuroscience Neuroeconomics Laboratory

The neural basis of economic and consumer decision-making. 

Laura J KrayProfessor, Haas School of BusinessContact Information Social-Personality

Gender stereotypes, negotiation and conflict resolution, meaning making, counterfactual reasoning, individual and group decision making, ethics and social justice.

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 PlautProfessor of Law and Social ScienceContact Information Social-Personality Culture, Diversity, and Intergroup Relations Lab

Diversity, intergroup relations, prejudice, stereotypes, discrimination, inclusion and belonging, culture, self, and well-being

David E. PrestiTeaching Professor of NeurobiologyContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience

Neuroscience of consciousness, mind-matter relation, psychopharmacology, psychedelic science, clinical treatment of addiction.

Michael RanneyProfessor, EducationContact Information Cognition

Nature of explanations, in both formal and informal domains; representation and reorganization of knowledge about lay people's knowledge of physics.

Terry RegierProfessor, LinguisticsContact Information Cognition Language and Cognition Lab

Language and cognition; computational models

William M. RunyanProfessor of the Graduate School, Social WelfareContact Information Social-Personality
Michael Andrew SilverAssociate Professor, OptometryContact Information Cognitive Neuroscience 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 Developmental

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.

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.