Dr Robert Levensona

Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley

How Our Emotional Lives Mature: Changes and New Strengths


Robert W. Levenson received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley where he is a member of the behavioral neuroscience, clinical science, developmental, and social/personality programs. He currently serves as Director of the Institute for Personality and Social Research and Director of the Clinical Science Program.

Dr. Levenson’s research program is in the area of human emotion, studying the organization of physiological, behavioral and subjective systems; the ways that these systems are impacted by neuropathology, normal aging, and culture; and the role that emotions play in the maintenance and disruption of committed relationships.

Dr. Levenson’s research is supported by NIMH and NIA (including a recent MERIT award). He is past President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and past President of the Association for Psychological Science.