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Department Highlights

Remembering Lynn Robertson

With grief and sadness, we share the news that our friend and colleague, Lynn Robertson, passed away on Monday, October 4, 2021.

Congratulations to Sheldon Zedeck for receiving the Association of Retirement Organizations in Higher Education (AROHE) 2021 Distinguished Service Award

He is being recognized for a multitude of contributions, including his role in the development of the Emeriti Academy, his efforts in developing the Couples Project, contributions to Berkeley’s pre-...

Word gap: When money’s tight, parents talk less to kids

Three decades ago, child development researchers found that low-income children heard tens of millions of fewer words in their homes than their more affluent peers by the time they reached kindergarten. This “word gap” was and continues to be linked to a socioeconomic disparity in academic achievement.

Psychology Part III: A Social History of Female Faculty at Berkeley

October 3, 2020 marked the 150th anniversary of the University of California Regents’ unanimous approval of a resolution in 1870 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 Berkeley in 1872, four years after the university’s opening in 1868. In celebration of 150 Years of Women at Berkeley, a website was created to showcase essays, interviews, and talks from across the campus, demonstrating the breadth and depth of women’s contributions to Berkeley, their fields, and to the larger world. These materials will be housed in the UC Berkeley Library’s Digital Collections.

Graduate Student Highlights

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...

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...

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Alumni Stories

After getting my undergraduate degree at Cal, I got a PhD in Psycholinguistics at Michigan. Am now teaching at Los Angeles Pierce College. My main research interest is musical rhythm. Website:...

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...
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.


Wed, 10/27/2021
Speaker: Professor Gül Dölen
Tue, 11/02/2021
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Chorpita
Wed, 11/03/2021
Speaker: Kelci Harris