Sheri L. Johnson, PhD, MS


  • Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley
  • Director, Cal Mania (CALM) Program


  • MS in clinical psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD in clinical psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • Internship, Brown University
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Brown University

Research focus

Dr. Johnson's work focuses on translational models of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. More specifically, she is interested in how reward sensitivity and emotion-related impulsivity predict the onset and course of disorder, and key outcomes within disorder.

Clinical focus

Adult bipolar disorder; anger and aggression among those with emotion-related impulsivity

Teaching focus

Abnormal psychology (undergraduates); affective science (graduates); introduction to clinical psychology (graduates); clinical supervision in the psychotherapy of mood disorders (graduates)