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 360 articles and chapters (h-index, Google Scholar = 119), plus 12 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, with St. Martin’s Press— Another Kind of Madness: A Journey through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness—was released in 2017. It was selected as Best Book (2018) in the category of autobiography/memoir from the American BookFest. Overall, he was one of the 10 most productive scholars in the field of clinical psychology across the past decade.
  • From 2009-2014 he was editor of Psychological Bulletin, the most cited journal in general psychology. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  • Hinshaw received a Distinguished Teaching Award from UC Berkeley’s Division of Social Sciences in 2001. He also received the 2020 Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California Excellence in Teaching Award. His Teaching Company (‘Great Lecture’) series, “Origins of the Human Mind,” was released in 2010.
  • More recently, his research efforts have been recognized by the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology (2015), the James McKeen Cattell Award from the Association for Psychological Science (2016)—its highest award, for a lifetime of outstanding contributions to applied psychological research—the Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award from the Society for Research in Child Development (2017), and the Ruane Prize for Outsanding Achievement in Chid and Adolescent Psychiatric Research, from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (2019). He is also the recipient of the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award (2020) and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health, from the National Academy of Medicine (2020). These awards reveal the breadth and depth of his research efforts; he is the only individual ever to have been awarded all six.

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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