Wendy Berry Mendes: Background

Education

  • University of California Santa Barbara, PhD, 2003
  • University of California San Francisco, Post-doc in Psychology & Medicine

Positions

  • Assistant to Associate Professor, Harvard University, 2004-2010
  • Sarlo/Ekman Endowed Chair, UCSF, 2010-present

Honors

  • Gordon Allport award for best intergroup paper, 2007
  • SAGE young scholar award from SPSP, 2009
  • Spence Award for transformative early career from APS, 2011
  • One of Harvard undergraduates “Favorite Professors” five consecutive years, 2006 – 2010

SPSP Service

  • Treasurer, 2015 – present
  • Program Co-Chair with Andy Elliot, 2010
  • Summer Institute in Social Personality Psychology (SISPP) committee member and chair, 2011 – 2015
  • Board member and Treasurer of the Foundation for Personality and Social Psychology (FPSP) 2011 – 2016
  • Committee Member: Program, 2008
  • Career Personality Award, 2010; Fellows, 2014

Other Professional Committees and Service

  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Elected Executive Member, 2011 – 2014
  • Association of Psychological Science, Elected Member-at-large , 2012 – 2015, APS Program Committee Chair, 2014
  • Society for Affective Science (SAS) Board Member, 2013 – present, Program Chair, 2014 & 2015, President, 2015 – 2016

Editorial Positions

  • Senior Editor at Psychological Science, 2013 – present
  • Associate Editor at Emotion Review, 2011 – 2017
  • Associate Editor at Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: PPID, 2009 – 2015
  • Associate Editor at Psychological Science, 2013
  • Current editorial board member: Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Psychological Bulletin; Journal of Experimental Psychology; General; Motivation Science; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; PPID, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: ASC

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of SPSP, APA, and APS
  • Member of SESP, Society for Psychophysiological Research, American Psychosomatic Society, and Society for Affective Science

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Emotion, Stigma & Discrimination, Status and Hierarchies, Affect contagion, Aging, Coping and Stress, Social Psychophysiology and Neuroscience, Psychoneuroendocrinology
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