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The Social-Personality area at UC Davis has a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching, and has been ranked among the top five programs in the nation. With eleven core faculty members as well as several more in closely aligned areas, our program offers a unique combination of breadth and depth across both social and personality psychology.
A Historian's Impact: New National Monument
Historian Gregory Downs has devoted much of his career to setting the record straight on Reconstruction—writing books, articles and an interactive website about “the most misunderstood period in U.S. history.”
Can We Erase Bad Memories?
Check Out Professor Rauchway's Article in The Guardian
Eric Rauchway discusses Roosevelt's New Deal, urging our society to follow FDR's footsteps when addressing issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dean Simonton is the 2013 Recipient of the Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Media Psychology and Technology
New Article by Professor Baki Tezcan
Published in the Jadaliyya ezine, Baki Tezcan connects recent amendments of the Turkish Higher Education Law to the increasing authoritarianism of the Turkish government.
Phil Shaver is the 2013 Recipient of the SESP Distinguished Scientist Award
Professor Ali Anooshahr Named Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Congratulations to Professor Anooshahr for winning such a competitive fellowship!
Professor Andres Resendez Awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship
Congratulations to Andrés Reséndez for receiving a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for his accomplishments in Mexican, Iberian, and exploration history!
Professor Ari Kelman Elected as a Fellow of the Society of American Historians
Congratulations to Ari Kelman for being elected a Fellow of the Society of American Historians, a prestigious honor among historians in the discipline!
Professor Materson named P.L.A.C.E. Scholar of the Quarter for Winter 2021
Congratulations to Professor Lisa Materson, who was named P.L.A.C.E. (Professors Leveraging A Community of Engagement) Scholar of the Quarter!
Teacher Workshop on Transcontinental Railroad to Make Another Run
Historic Landmarks Program Gets 4th Round of NEH Funding