About Professor Stephen Hinshaw, PhD


  • Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Department Chair from 2004-2011, and Vice Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his B.A. from Harvard (summa cum laude) and his doctorate in clinical psychology from UCLA. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology, clinical interventions, and mental illness stigma, with specialization in ADHD.
  • He has directed summer research programs and conducted longitudinal studies for boys and (more recently) for girls with ADHD and externalizing disorders, having received over $18 million in NIH funding. He was Principal Investigator of the Berkeley site for the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (MTA).
  • Hinshaw has authored over 300 publications plus 14 books, including The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change (Oxford, 2007), The Triple Bind: Saving our Teenage Girls from Today’s Pressures (Random House, 2009), The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medications, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance (with R. Scheffler; Oxford, 2014) and ADHD: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Katherine Ellison; Oxford, 2015). His most recent book, Another Kind of Madness (2017: will be available in June) chronicles his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the huge need to combat stigma. Professor Hinshaw is editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in psychology, and is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • He received California’s Distinguished Scientific Contribution in Psychology Award and Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. His 24-lecture series for the Teaching Company, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was released in 2010. He also received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology in 2015.
  • More recently, Prof. Hinshaw received the 2016 Association for Psychological Science’s James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award. The Cattell Award is the highest honor conferred by APS. It honors distinguished APS members for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied Psychological research.

Please do not contact Professor Hinshaw regarding questions about the university or the psychology department. To find out more about UC Berkeley and the Cal Psychology Department, we encourage you to visit their respective sites.

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