Core Faculty



Baker, Laura
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Colorado
Behavioral genetics; development of conduct problems in youth.

Bechara, Antoine
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Decision Neuroscience is an emerging area of research whose goal is to integrate research in neuroscience and behavioral decision-making. Neuro-economics is a more specialized field of study that seek...

Biederman, Irving
Harold Dornsife Chair in Neurosciences and Professor of Psychology and Computer Science
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
RESEARCH SPECIALTIES 1. Shape and Object Perception 2. Face Recognition 3. Scene Perception and the Neural Representation of Relations 4. Perceptual and Cognitive Pleasure

Damasio, Antonio
University Professor, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology
Ph.D. University of Lisbon

Damasio, Hanna
University Professor, Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Psychology and Neurology
MD University of Lisbon Medical School

Davison, Gerald
Professor of Psychology and Gerontology
Ph.D. Stanford University

Dawson, Michael
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Farver, Jo Ann
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Gatz, Margaret
Professor of Psychology, Gerontology and Preventive Medicine
Ph.D. Duke University

Graham, Jesse
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Greene, Ernest
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Oregon

Huey, Stanley
Associate Professor of Psychology and American Studies and Ethnicity
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
(Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998) Associate Professor of Psychology and ASE: Culture and mental health, psychosocial problems in urban settings, community-based interventions.

John, Richard
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Southern California

Lavond, Dave
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Ohio State University

Lopez, Steven
Professor of Psychology and Social Work
Ph.D. UCLA

Madigan, Stephen
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Toronto
Memory Human Learning Intelligence Research Design

Manis, Frank
Professor of Psychology and Education
Ph.D. University of Minnesota
reading development, dyslexia, learning disabilities, bilingual reading development, cognitive development in children

Margolin, Gayla
Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics
Ph.D. University of Oregon

McArdle, John
Professor of Psychology and Gerontology
Ph.D. Hofstra University

Meyerowitz, Beth
Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine
Ph.D. University of Colorado at Boulder

Mintz, Toby
Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
Ph.D. University of Rochester

Moll, Henrike
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Leipzig, Germany
Theory of mind, perspective-taking, social cognition, social-cognitive development

Monterosso, John
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
behavioral economics, neuroimaging

Nation, Daniel
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Miami

Oyserman, Daphna
Dean’s Professor of Psychology, and Professor of Psychology, Education, and Communication


Prescott, Carol
Professor of Psychology and Gerontology
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Cognition, Behavior Genetics, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Substance Use Disorders, Psychopathology, Longitudinal Data Analysis, Research Methodology

Read, Stephen
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
Neural Network Models of Social Reasoning and Personality. Neurobiological bases of risky decision making. Coherence-based models of decision making. Knowledge structures in causal reasoning and d...

Saxbe, Darby
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Schwartz, David
Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Peer relationship problems and maladjustment. Areas of particular focus include bully/victim problems, popularity, friendship, social rejection, and aggression.

Schwarz, Norbert
Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing


Stone, Arthur
Professor of Psychology


Tjan, Bosco S
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Walsh, David
Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Wilcox, Rand
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara

Wood, Justin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. Harvard University

Wood, Wendy
Provost Professor of Psychology and Business
Ph.D. University of Massachusetts

Zevin, Jason
Associate Professor of Psychology and Linguistics

Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Modeling
  • Department of Psychology
  • University of Southern California
  • SGM 501
  • 3620 South McClintock Ave.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-1061