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Stephen Hinshaw, PhD

Stephen Hinshaw

Scientific Research Council

Vice-Chair for Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Francisco

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of California at Berkeley

Stephen Hinshaw, PhD, a leader in the field of developmental psychopathology, investigates the earliest signs and progression of childhood psychiatric disorders, particularly attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In April 2013 Dr. Hinshaw became the Vice-Chair for Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the former president of the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. The journal he edits, Psychological Bulletin, has an impact factor of 15.6, making it the most cited journal in all of psychology. Recently published works include the second edition of his Development Psychopathology text and a new book, The ADHD Explosion. He has also authored The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today's Pressures, The Mark of Shame: Stigma of Mental Illness and an Agenda for Change, and The Years of Silence Are Past: My Father's Life with Bipolar Disorder. A significant public voice, he has been interviewed by Time magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and The Washington Post, among other publications, and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America.


  • University of California at Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award
  • California Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Contribution
  • American Psychological Association Fellow
  • Association for Psychological Science Fellow
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow


  • University of California at Los Angeles PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1983
  • Harvard University AB in Psychology and Social Relations, 1974
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