The goal of the graduate program in Psychology at Berkeley is to produce scholar-researchers with sufficient breadth to retain perspective in the field of psychology and sufficient depth to permit successful independent and significant research. The members of the department have organized themselves into five training units:
- Behavioral Neuroscience »
- Change, Plasticity & Development »
- Clinical Science »
- Cognition, Brain, & Behavior »
- Social-Personality Psychology »
The requirements for each unit vary but always involve a combination of courses, seminars and supervised independent research. Students are also encouraged to take courses outside the Psychology Department, using the unique faculty strengths found on the Berkeley campus to enrich their graduate training.
PhD Alumni Reunion - June 5th, 2014
On the weekend of June 5th, 2014, the Berkeley Psychology Department invites all former PhD studentsback to campus for a PhD alumni reunion The reunion will create a casual setting for UC Berkeley PhDs from all areas of psychology, along with their families, to return to Cal and reconnect with old friends, classmates, and other graduate alumni. A "data blitz" component will also allow alumni and professors to share current research and activities going on within the Berkeley psychology community.
"There is a special bond between people who go through the trials, tribulations, and glories of graduate school together. After graduation we got scattered about the world and with our busy careers it is hard to keep in touch," says organizer Karen Schloss.
Karen is currently collecting contact info for potential attendees, and we ask any and all former Berkeley PhD students to email BerkeleyPsychPhD@gmail.com with your current email address.