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Department Highlights

Congratulations to Aaron Fisher for receiving the “Rising Star” Award from the Association for Psychological Science

The APS Rising Star awards recognize "outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose innovative work has already advanced the field and signals great...

Phil and Carolyn Cowan, along with collaborators, win award in the UK

Congratulations to Phil and Carolyn Cowan along with collaborators Marsha Kline Pruett (Cal grad!), Professor at Smith College, and Kyle Pruett, Professor at Yale Schoo of Medicine, for...

The Hidden Costs of Sleep Deficits

Throughout modern history, the concept of a good night’s sleep has often been painted as almost an indulgence. Virginia Woolf referred to it as “that deplorable curtailment of the joy of...

Congrats to D'Esposito, Gopnik and Knight for being elected as AAAS fellows

Six UC Berkeley scientists are among the 396 newest fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or...

Faculty Blogs and Columns

Professor Alison Gopnik
Wall Street Journal Column

Alumni Stories

While in my senior year I started entrepreneur activities with my buddy who was a grad. student at a different department.  I kept doing that after graduating with my B.A. in Psychology, and...

After graduating with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1962, Richard Gatley went on to take an M.A. and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Michigan State University. In 1969 he became an Assistant...

After graduating in 1975 with my Bachelor's in Psychology, I went on and received my Master's and PhD at PGSP (now Palo Alto University). and immediately went into private practice. I basically...


Tue, 02/20/2018
Speaker: Paul Krueger, Maria Eckstein
Tue, 02/20/2018
Speaker: Michelle Craske, Ph.D
Tue, 02/20/2018
Speaker: Professor Michelle G. Craske from UCLA
Fri, 02/23/2018
Speaker: Rachel Jansen