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Department Highlights

Interview with Al Riley on a distinguished career at Berkeley

The University of California Berkeley Emeriti Association (UCBEA) has developed a project that involves video recording of emeriti faculty for the purpose of preserving the history and...

A map of the brain can tell what you’re reading about

Too busy or lazy to read Melville’s Moby Dick or Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina? That’s OK. Whether you read the classics, or listen to them instead, the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are likely...

Farewell to Tolman Hall

This building was named after Edward Chace Tolman, a well-known psychologist who made several important contributions to the field, primarily in the areas of animal cognition and learning.


The Wilbrecht lab was awarded a SFARI Foundation Winter 2019 Pilot Award

The Wilbrecht lab was awarded a SFARI Foundation Winter 2019 Pilot Award to study the influence of autism risk genes on reinforcement learning and corticostriatal circuit development. The research project...

Graduate Student Highlights

Scientists at UC Berkeley and Western University in Canada have used brain imaging to map the cerebellum, a formerly underappreciated neural region that contains the vast majority of the brain’s...

Jonathan Reeves is a PhD candidate in the Clinical Science program at the University of California, Berkeley. His research aims to better understand, predict, and treat self-harm, suicide, and the...

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Alumni Stories

I received my undegraduate psych degree in 1976, after taking classes for two yearts at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

At the time, I was trying to sort out how I might combine my...

Graduated in 1967 and began teaching in Oakland.  It didn't take long to think "someone ought to be able to run schools better than this"!   So I went back to school in school administration and...

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...


Mon, 10/21/2019
Speaker: Jan Engelmann
Thu, 10/24/2019
Speaker: Elizabeth McAnally, PhD
Tue, 10/29/2019
Speaker: Aric A. Prather, PhD
Wed, 10/30/2019
Speaker: Jeanne L. Tsai, Ph.D. Professor