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Department Highlights

Professor Bob Knight

Congratulations to Bob Knight who has been awarded the 2024 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

Bob Knight will receive the 2024 Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions from the American Psychological Association (APA).

Robert W. Levenson Ph.D

Faculty Lecture: Robert W. Levenson - Moments in Time

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "Moments in time: Brief biobehavioral building blocks for health and social bonding"

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology on Wednesday...

Advancing Computational Psychology: An Visual Interview with Bill Thompson

How do humans pass on complex concepts and knowledge to subsequent generations? In his research, UC Berkeley cognitive scientist Bill Thompson uses computational methods and large-scale experiments to...

Congratulations to Alison Gopnik for receiving the Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science

UC Berkeley psychologist Alison Gopnik has won the coveted Rumelhart Prize in Cognitive Science. She’ll receive the prize in 2024.

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

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...

I graduated from Cal in 2009 with degrees in both Psychology and Social Welfare. I attinaed my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific...

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...