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John F. Kihlstrom

John F. Kihlstrom

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I'm a cognitive social psychologist with clinical training and interests. Besides the introductory psychology course, I teach courses on consciousness and on social cognition. My particular research interests are unconscious mental life, especially implicit memory and perception, autobiographical memory, and the self. I have done a great deal of hypnosis research. I received the APA "Early Career" Award in Personality in 1979, and have been elected to the Society of Experimental Psychologists. My PhD is in personality and experimental psychopathology. I have held faculty positions at Harvard, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Yale. I have been at Berkeley since 1996, where I am now the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Here's a link to my scholarly website:

Here's a link to the website for my course in Social Cognition:

And here's a link to a similar website on Personality:

Primary Interests:

  • Health Psychology
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Kihlstrom, J.F. (2010). An introduction to social cognition. Paper prepared for the Berkeley Social Ontology Group.
  • Kihlstrom, J. F. (2008). The automaticity juggernaut. In J. Baer, J. C. Kaufman, & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Are we free? Psychology and free will (pp. 155-180). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Kihlstrom, J. F. (2008). The domain of hypnosis, revisited. In M. Nash & A. Barnier (Eds.), Oxford handbook of hypnosis (pp. 21-52). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kihlstrom, J. F. (2006). Trauma and memory revisited. In B. Uttl, N. Ohta, & A. L. Siegenthaler (Eds.), Memory and Emotions: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (pp. 259-291). New York: Blackwell.
  • Kihlstrom, J. F., & Cantor, N. (in press). Social intelligence. In R. J. Sternberg (Ed.), Handbook of Intelligence, 3rd ed. (pp. 359-379). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kihlstrom, J. F., Dorfman, J., & Park, L. (2007). Implicit and explicit learning and memory. In M. Velmans & S. Schneider (Eds.), Blackwell companion to consciousness (pp. 525-539). Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Courses Taught:

John F. Kihlstrom
Department of Psychology
3210 Tolman Hall, MC 1650
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-1650
United States of America

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