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Department Highlights

Congratulations to Steve Hinshaw for wining Best Book Award, Autobiography/Memoir, American Book Fest (2017/8)

Glenn Close says: "Another Kind of Madness is one of the best books I’ve read about the cost of stigma and silence in a family touched by mental illness. I was profoundly moved by Stephen Hinshaw’s story,...

Take a bow, freshman improv grads: You slayed it

Undergrads, if you’re willing to set aside your mobile devices, embarrass yourself in front of strangers and take one for the team – personal glory be damned – here’s a class for you.

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To track how students ace the LSAT, watch their eyes

A half-decade ago, UC Berkeley neuroscientists discovered that training for law school admission exams boosted brain connections that sharpen reasoning skills. Today, they’ve taken a major step closer to...

Art Shimamura has released a free e-book on student learning

Art Shimamura has developed his popular book on healthy brains into a great new book aimed at younger audiences. The book can be downloaded for free here:

 

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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 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...

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...