Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior
Ph.D. The University of Chicago
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Psychology and Social Behavior
Linda J. Levine, Ph.D. – Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and director of the Cognition and Emotion Laboratory at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Levine received a Master’s degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in psychology from The University of Chicago. Her research examines cognitive and motivational processes that evoke emotions, effects of emotions on memory, and the development of children’s ability to regulate emotion. She is particularly interested in sources of bias in predicted and remembered emotional reactions – for instance, why some people come to remember stressful experiences as even more distressing than they reported at the time while others remember comparable experiences as less distressing.