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Department Highlights

Perception Science Summer Program for High Schoolers

This program offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in...

Face it. Our faces don’t always reveal our true emotions

Actor James Franco looks sort of happy as he records a video diary in the movie “127 Hours.” It’s not until the camera zooms out, revealing his arm is crushed under a boulder, that it becomes clear his...

Interview with Steve Glickman on an illustrious 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 accomplishments of...

Sleep loss heightens pain sensitivity, dulls brain’s painkilling response

When we’re in pain, we have a hard time sleeping. But how does poor sleep affect pain? For the first time, UC Berkeley scientists have answered that question by identifying neural glitches in the sleep-...

Alumni Stories

Alan Schwartz (PhD 1997) was named Editor-in-Chief of Medical Decision Making, the journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making, in January 2013. Alan continues to pursue his research and...

Robert H. Friis—B.A., Psychology, 1964 Robert Friis received his B.A. in psychology in 1964 from Berkeley, and both an M.A. degree in educational psychology (1966) and a Ph.D. in higher...

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...

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...

Events

Apr
22
May
7
May
8
Wed, 05/08/2019
Speaker: Anca Dragon, Emily Cooper
May
8
Wed, 05/08/2019
Speaker: Anca Dragon, Emily Cooper