Association for Psychological Science

UC Davis Honorees

Members are elected for their achievements in scientific research and advancements in human welfare. The association is comprised of academics, clinicians, researchers, teachers, and administrators. More>>


Gail Goodman 

Memory development expert and distinguished professor of psychology, Gail Goodman has led research to ellucidate the profound impacts of investigations and court proceedings on child victims and child witnesses. 





Gregory M. Herek

Professor Emeritus Gregory Herek is an internationally renowned researcher in prejudice against sexual minorities, anti-gay violence and AIDS-related stigma. Herek has contributed his expertise in policy work involving the LGBT community and issues related to AIDS.





Steven J. Luck

Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Steven Luck conducts research in neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention and working memory in healthy individuals and dysfunctions of attention and working memory in psychiatric and neurological disorders. 





George R. Mangun

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neurology, Dr. Mangun was founding director of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. An authority in the cognitive neuroscience of attention, Mangun studies brain mechanisms that drive human perception of and reaction to environmental factors and that aid in survival. 




Lisa Oakes

Professor of Psychology Lisa Oakes is chief investigator in the Infant Cognition Laboratory of the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, where she studies the origins and development of mental abilities in infancy. 




Phillip Shaver

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology Phillip Shaver is an authority on two areas of human behavior, that of social relationships and emotions, leading studies in attachment, communications, loss and grieving. He has contributed to the literature of many sub areas including the research of attachment-related mental processes, and applications of attachment theory to leadership and organizations. 



Dean Simonton

Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology Dean Simonton is internationally known for his research in three general areas of human development, including the concepts of genius, creativity, leadership and aesthetics; archival data analysis; and the history of psychology. He has written extensively and presented around the world on the subjects.