Psychology and Social Behavior Faculty

Jessica Borelli

Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D., Yale University
(949) 824-3002
4552 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
developmental psychopathology, attachment, emotion, prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents

Elizabeth Cauffman

Professor of Psychology and 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 and 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

Chancellor's Professor of Psychology and 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 and Social Behavior
Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara
4314 SBSG
Specializations: 
experimental social psychology, diversity and intergroup relations, social cognition, social perception, cultural psychology

Amy Dent

Assistant Professor
4542 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Peter H. Ditto

Professor of Psychology and 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

Wendy A. Goldberg

Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and WOS Professor of Education
Ph.D. University of Michigan
(949) 824-7912
5341 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
developmental psychology, work and family, transition to parenthood, parent-chiild relationships, autism

Douglas A. Granger

Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, Pediatrics, and Public HealthDirector, Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, University of California Irvine
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-9362
SBSG 4554

Nancy Guerra

Dean, School of Social Ecology Professor, Psychology and Social Behavior
Ed.D., Harvard University
4-5466
SBSG 4334

Jutta Heckhausen

Professor of Psychology and 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 and Social Behavior
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook
(949) 824-8373
4302 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
health psychology, psychophysiology, pain, mHealth, experience sampling

J. Zoe Klemfuss

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. Cornell University
(949) 824-4412
4548 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
narrative development; children’s autobiographical memory; sociocontextual influences on children’s narrative, memory, and well-being; children’s eyewitness abilities

Kate Kuhlman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(949) 824-8321
4546 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
developmental psychopathology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, early life stress, and adolescent depression.

Linda J. Levine

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

Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2007
949-824-7191
4332 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
Contextual influences on cognitive development in infancy and early childhood

Elizabeth A. Martin

Assistant Professor of Psychology and 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 and Social Behavior
Ph.D. Indiana University
(949) 824-7206
4343 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions

Candice L. Odgers

Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of Virginia
4556 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
developmental and quantitative psychology; social inequalities and child health; new technologies and adolescent development

Paul K. Piff

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-9362
4324 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
social psychology, group processes, altruism and cooperation, socioeconomic status, inequality, social emotion, moral judgment, ethics, uncertainty

Sarah Pressman

Associate Professor of Psychology and 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 and 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

Jenny Rinehart

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Ph.D. University of New Mexico
4314 SBSG
Specializations: 
health psychology, clinical psychology, sexual victimization prevention, risk perception.

Jenna Riis

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
SBSG 4558
Specializations: 
early life adversity; stress; salivary bioscience; neuroendocrine-immune relations; program implementation and evaluation.

Karen S. Rook

Department Chair and Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-8168
4341 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
gerontology, social relationships, health

Nicholas Scurich

Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-4046
SBSG 4312
Specializations: 
psychology & law; judgment and decision making; violence risk assessment

Azim Shariff

Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. University of British Columbia
(949) 824-4556
4304 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
Social Psychology, Morality, Religion, Evolutionary Psychology

Roxane Cohen Silver

Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, Medicine, and Public Health; Associate Director, ADVANCE Program, Office of Inclusive Excellence
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

Recall-Faculty and Chancellor's Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Social Behavior; Urban Planning and Public Policy; Program in Public Health
Ph.D. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
(949) 824-5294
4101 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
Environmental Psychology, Science of Team Science, Transdisciplinary Public Health

Ilona S. Yim

Associate Professor of Psychology and 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

Associate Professor of Teaching
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