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Emeriti: (Professors) Gordon H. Bower, John H. Flavell, Albert H. Hastorf, Eleanor E. Maccoby, Roger N. Shepard, Barbara Tversky, Robert B. Zajonc, Philip G. Zimbardo, Lyn K. Carlsmith

Chair: Brian Wandell

Professors: Albert Bandura, Laura L. Carstensen, Herbert H. Clark, Carol Dweck, Ian H. Gotlib, Leonard M. Horowitz, John D. Krumboltz, Mark R. Lepper, Ellen M. Markman, Hazel R. Markus, James L. McClelland, Dale Miller, Lee D. Ross, Claude M. Steele, Ewart A. C. Thomas, Brian Wandell, Jeffrey J. Wine

Associate Professors: Jennifer L. Eberhardt, Anne Fernald, James J. Gross, Brian Knutson, Benoît Monin, Jeanne L. Tsai, Anthony Wagner

Assistant Professors: Lera Boroditsky, Kalanit Grill-Spector, Susan C. Johnson, Samuel M. McClure, Michael Ramscar, Gregory M. Walton

Associate Professor (Teaching): Catherine Heaney

Lecturers: Amie Haas, Bridgette Martin-Hard, Beverly Hartman, Jeanne Lepper, Adrienne Lomangino, Teceta Thomas Tormala

Courtesy Professors: William C. Dement, Gary H. Glover, Jon Krosnick, William T. Newsome, Anne C. Petersen, Richard J. Shavelson

Director, Bing Nursery School: Jeanne Lepper

Department Offices: Jordan Hall, Building 420

Mail Code: 94305-2130

Department Phone: (650) 725-2400

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Courses offered by the Department of Psychology have the subject code PSYCH, and are listed in the "Psychology [PSYCH] Courses" section of this bulletin.

The courses and research opportunities in the Department of Psychology introduce students to the corpus of data on, and explanations of, human nature and human behavior. Through the study of abnormal behavior, aging, child development, cognitive processes, decision making, emotion, group behavior, infancy, language, learning and memory, personality, social perception, visual perception, and other related topics, students are introduced to the properties of sensory, cognitive, and affective systems, and of their interrelationships; to the reciprocal effects of one person on another; and to the effects on behavior of the physical, social, and cultural environment. The research programs of the faculty and students focus on the study of basic psychological mechanisms and, where appropriate, on relating basic research to the analyses and solutions of important societal problems.

The department, housed in Jordan Hall, maintains shop facilities and many computer-equipped laboratories. Bing Nursery School, located on campus at 850 Escondido Road, provides a laboratory for child observation, training in nursery school teaching, and research. It was constructed with funding from the National Science Foundation and a special grant from Mrs. Anna Bing Arnold and Dr. Peter Bing.

The department provides (1) courses designed for the general student, (2) a major program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts, including options for honors and a specialization in one of four content area tracks, (3) a minor program, (4) a coterminal master's degree program leading to the degree of Master of Arts, and (5) programs of graduate study and research leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Applications are not accepted for the master's degree except as noted below.

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