We are a group of clinical researchers dedicated to uncovering the causes of mental disorders, developing effective treatments, and promoting mental health across the life span. We are all members of the Psychology Department at UC Berkeley. The Psychology Department was rated number 1 in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report Survey and our faculty have won several awards and honors.
Allison Harvey, Ph.D. is an expert in bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, sleep and sleeping difficulties. Dr. Harvey is working toward identifying the key causes of these problems and then developing treatments to improve sleep, health and well-being across the age range and across different disorders. She has received several honors and awards, including the American Association for Behavior Therapy's best new researcher award, the Australian Psychological Society’s Early Career Award, a scholarship at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, and a Young Investigator award from NARSAD.
Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. studies Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and stigmatization of mental illness. He has a longstanding research program investigating developmental mechanisms underlying ADHD and associated behavioral and emotional problems. His research involves long-term studies of ADHD in girls and boys (participants now adults), and the processes that contribute to the stigma associated with mental illness. He has written several books, and is a recipient of many awards, including fellow status in the Association for Psychological Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, election to the Hall of Fame in CHAAD: Children and Adults with ADHD; Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley, and a Distinguished Professional Contribution Award from the Help Group. He is editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in general psychology.
Sheri Johnson, Ph.D. conducts research on the causes and risk factors for bipolar disorder as well as on the development of psychosocial treatments for mania. She has won many awards, including a Young Investigator Award from the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), fellow status in the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and Advisor of the Year from the National Depressive Bipolar Support Alliance. She is also a three-time winner of the University of Miami’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching.
Ann Kring, Ph.D. studies emotion and mental illness, with a specific interest in the emotional features of schizophrenia. She works to develop better assessment measures for schizophrenia symptoms and psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia that target emotion difficulties. She has received numerous awards, including a Young Investigator award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the Joseph Zubin Memorial Fund Award, fellow status in the Association for Psychological Science, and a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley.
Qing Zhou, Ph.D. conducts research in developmental and clinical psychology,
with a focus on the developmental pathways that lead to mental health and
mental disorder among children and adolescents. She studies how a child's
temperament influences the development of the child's ability to manage
emotions and handle stress. She is also studying how families and parents
can promote children's mental health and well being, and how culture
influences emotion and social development. She has been honored with awards
from the Society for Research in Child Development, the American
Psychological Association, and the Foundation for Child Development.