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Department Highlights

Congratulations to Stephen Hinshaw for receiving 2020 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is presented annually by the National Academy of Medicine. Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat established the award in 1992 out of a commitment to...

Berkeley neuroscientists probe new frontiers in their quest to understand brain function; as featured in the New York Times

Jack Gallant never set out to create a mind-reading machine. His focus was more prosaic. A computational neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Gallant worked for years to improve our...

Celebrating 150 years of Women in Psychology at Berkeley - Part II: Our Female Ph.D. Graduates

Throughout 2020, the Psychology Department is joining the campus in celebrating 150 Years of Women at Berkeley. October 3, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the UC Regents’ unanimous approval in 1870 of a resolution by Regent Samuel F. Butterworth: “That young ladies be admitted into the University on equal terms in all respects with young men.” The first women were admitted as students to the university in 1872, four years after its opening in 1868.

Stephen Glickman, father of world’s only captive hyena colony, dies at 87

Stephen Glickman, a pioneer in behavioral endocrinology and founder of the world’s first colony of captive spotted hyenas — he raised generations of them in a UC Berkeley research facility — died at his...

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

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...

While at Berkeley, I had the opportunity to conduct undergraduate research in two outstanding labs. I worked on interesting questions including: do powerful people break the bystander effect? What...
I graduated from UC Berkeley in 1968 with a BA in Psychology. Thus began my journeyinto the field of mental health. I've been a practicing clinician since 1979 in West Los Angeles.


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