Robert S. Feldman is Deputy Chancellor and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Feldman, a recipient of the College Distinguished Teacher Award, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He received a BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University and an MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a winner of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar and Lecturer Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wesleyan. He is past President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Foundation, which advocates for the field of psychology, and is on the board of the Social Psychology Network (SPN). He currently serves as chair of the McGraw-Hill Education Learning Science Research Council Advisory Board. Feldman has published extensively on how social psychological factors impact educational practice, including the book The Social Psychology of Education: Current Research and Theory. He is currently working on The First Year of College: Research, Theory, and Practice on Improving the Student Experience and Increasing Retention. In addition, Feldman has written and edited more than 250 books, book chapters, and scientific articles. He is author of Understanding Psychology, Development Across the Life Span, and P.O.W.E.R. Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life. His textbooks have been used by more than 2 million students around the world. His research interests also include deception and honesty in everyday life, work that he described in The Liar in Your Life, a trade book published in 2009. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research.
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