Psychology and Social Behavior Faculty

Elizabeth Cauffman

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, Education and Law
Ph.D. Temple University
(949) 824-4075
4308 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

adolescent development, mental health, juvenile justice, legal and social policy

Susan Turk Charles

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-1450
4326 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion

Chuansheng Chen

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education
Ph.D. University of Michigan
(949) 824-4184
4566 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

cross-cultural psychology, adolescent development, cognitive neuroscience, genes and behavior

Jacqueline M. Chen

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara

Specializations: 

experimental social psychology, diversity and intergroup relations, social cognition, social perception, cultural psychology

Joey T. Cheng

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of British Columbia
(949) 824-3085
4314 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

social hierarchy, power, status, dominance, overconfidence, competitiveness, social function of emotions

Thomas J. Crawford

Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. Harvard University
(949) 824-5574
4201 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

attitude theory and social problems research

Sally S. Dickerson

Associate Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-4556
4558 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

health psychology, stress physiology, effects of social and emotional processes on physiology and health

Peter H. Ditto

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. Princeton University
(949) 824-1844
4209 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

social psychology, judgment and decision making, political and moral reasoning

C. David Dooley

Professor Emeritus of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-5293
4336 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

community psychology, epidemiology, economic change

Wendy A. Goldberg

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Education
Ph.D. University of Michigan
(949) 824-5219
4564 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

developmental psychology, work and family, infant sleep, transition to parenthood, autism

Ellen Greenberger

Research Professor and Professor Emerita of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. Harvard University
(949) 824-6328
4546 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

developmental psychology, social and cultural influences on adolescent and young adult development, family relationships and consequences throughout the lifespan

Jutta Heckhausen

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Great Britain
(949) 824-9219
4316 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

life-span developmental psychology, motivation, individual agency and social context

Larry D. Jamner

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
(949) 824-8373
4324 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

health psychology, psychophysiology, pain, mHealth

Linda J. Levine

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. The University of Chicago
(949) 824-7692
4568 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

Bias in predicted and remembered emotion; how emotions influence the features of events people attend to and remember; the development of children’s ability to regulate emotion.

Elizabeth F. Loftus

Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science
Ph.D. Stanford University
(949) 824-3285
2393 Social Ecology II

Specializations: 

cognitive psychology, human memory, psychology and law

Angela Lukowski

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
949-824-7191
4332 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

Cognitive development in infancy and early childhood, including associations with sleep, language development, and nutritional deficiencies

Salvatore R. Maddi

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. Harvard University
(949) 824-7045
4302 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

personality, psychopathology, health psychology, creativity

Elizabeth A. Martin

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D., University of Missouri
949-824-6986
4318 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

Transdiagnostic emotional and social functioning; Affective control and regulation; Relations between affect and cognition

Raymond W. Novaco

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. Indiana University
(949) 824-7206
4343 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions

Paul K. Piff

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-9362
4554 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

Social Psychology; Group Processes; Social Hierarchy, Privilege, and Power; Social Emotion; Prosocial Behavior and Cooperation; Morality and Ethics; Uncertainty

JoAnn Prause

Senior Lecturer with Security of Employment in Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-6435
4334 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

statistics, quantitative epidemiology, employment typology

Sarah Pressman

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
4318 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

Health Psychology; Positive Emotions; Stress Physiology; Psychosocial effects on physiology and health

Jodi Quas

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of California, Davis
(949) 824-7693
4328 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

memory development, children's involvement in the legal system

Karen S. Rook

Professor, Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-7069
4341 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

gerontology, social relationships and health

Nicholas Scurich

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-4046
SBSG 4312

Specializations: 

psychology & law; judgment and decision making; violence risk assessment

Roxane Cohen Silver

Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, Medicine, and Public Health
Ph.D. Northwestern University
(949) 824-2192
4336 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

coping with traumatic life events (personal losses and collective traumas), stress, social psychology, health psychology

Daniel Stokols

Research Professor and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
(949) 824-5294 (949) 824-7983
260 SEI-PPD / 4556 SBS-PSB

Specializations: 

Environmental Psychology, Science of Team Science, Transdisciplinary Public Health

Carol K. Whalen

Research Professor and Professor Emerita of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-6488
4548 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

developmental psychopathology, childhood behavior disorders, child therapies, health psychology

Ilona S. Yim

Associate Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of Trier, Germany
(949) 824-0130
4562 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

stress, pregnancy and postpartum depression, biopsychology of stress, developmental psychobiology

Joanne F. Zinger

Lecturer with Security Of Employment in Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside
(951) 662-3735 (cell)
4306 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

expressive writing, meta-analysis, positive psychology, health psychology, preventive medicine, educational psychology