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Priscilla San Souci


  • Ph.D., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2003


Priscilla San Souci is a developmental psychologist and lecturer. Her teaching practices are shaped by her experiences as a cognitive development researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory, Duke, and the University of Kansas’ Center for Teaching Excellence. Dr. San Souci’s interests include memory development and applications of cognitive and developmental science to undergraduate teaching.


Dr. San Souci teaches large, undergraduate survey courses in the Department of Psychology, including:

  • PSC 1 General Psychology
  • PSC 41 Research Methods
  • PSC 140 Developmental Psychology
  • PSC 141 Cognitive Development


UC Davis College of Letters and Science Teaching Award 2021

UC Davis Department of Psychology Distinguished Teaching Award 2020-2021

UC Davis Equal Opportunity Program Appreciation Award 2017, 2018